Official Message from the Regional Director, SERHA - Tribute to our Nurses
Official message from our Regional Director, Mr. Errol C. Greene, regarding a tribute to our nurses to commemorate National Nurses Week (July 16-22, 2023).
Each year, as we pause for a week to recognize and celebrate our nurses, there is much for which we, as a nation, should be thankful.
Our nurses play an integral role in the care and well-being of patients. Nurses self- sacrificing spirit help with the healing and speedy recovery of those for whom they care. It is said that Doctors make you live; Nurses make you want to live. You are the dependable support to our physicians as you identify and report changes to the condition of patients.
Our nurses must be acknowledged for living up to their creed, which requires patience and resilience, especially in the sometimes-volatile environment in which duties are performed. As a nation, we depend on our nurses to be adaptable to the constant changes and demands of the field. There is also a high expectation from the public that our nurses will keep abreast of advancements in patient care.
As we celebrate our nurses by showing appreciation during this week, we want to encourage you to maintain your professionalism, continue to upgrade your skills, apply the training received and be reminded of the reason you chose this profession. Not everyone can perform their duties with the proficiency and skills which you display each day. Never forget how special and invaluable your service is to our country.
On behalf of the Management team, we say to you, our hardworking, dedicated and loyal nursing team, thanks for keeping the banner of our health system flying. You prove by your work each day that you value the lives of the patients for whom you care. Despite the major challenges, we are cognizant of your ability to strike a balance between your work and personal life, putting the interest of our patients first, acting as counsellor, prayer warrior and friend to those in need. We are ever mindful of your needs and will continue to work at fulfilling these. May you all continue to be blessed for the work you do.
Errol C. Greene OD, J.P.
South East Regional Health Authority