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SERHA's Awards Ceremony and Brunch-Part 2

Mr. Wentworth Charles (right), Board Chairman, SERHA and Mr. Errol C. Greene (left), Regional Director presented plaque to Mrs. Marcia Thomas-Yetman (second right), Regional Nursing Supervisor during the award presentation on Friday, November 25, 2022 at the AC Hotel for her trail blazing service during the COVID-19 pandemic. Sharing in the moment is the Hon. Juliet Cuthbert-Fynn, State Minister, Ministry of Health and Wellness.

The South East Regional Health Authority (SERHA) hosted its awards ceremony for several healthcare workers and stakeholders in recognition of their sterling performance during the National COVID-19 Response.

The awardees, who represent various areas of the health sector, were presented with plaques and citations during a ceremony at the AC Marriot Hotel in Kingston, on Friday, (November 25, 2022). This is part 2 to the Regional Banquet and Awards Ceremony held on Tuesday, August 16, 2022 at the Jamaica Pegasus Hotel.

The Hon. Juliet Cuthbert-Flynn, OD, MP, Minister of State in the Ministry of Health and Wellness, who delivered the keynote address, said the last two years were arguably among the most “worrying times” in public health nationally and globally, consequent on the pandemic.

“As health teams faced varying threats, all to protect the lives of their people, it is a period of history that we won’t dare forget and one for which ‘thank you’ can never be too much,” she said. Noting that in Jamaica, staff across the regional health authorities have “braved the frontlines to serve”, Mrs. Cuthbert-Flynn said they preserved and prioritised the lives of Jamaicans.

She pointed out that the Ministry of Health and Wellness, in response, paid tribute to them during July, which was nationally recognised as Healthcare Worker Appreciation Month, for being “firm in their commitment to safeguard the nation.”

The State Minister further emphasised that boosting the morale of fellow team members and allaying the anxieties of loved ones, among others, were commendable acts by healthcare workers, adding that they have “always blazed a trail of excellence” and distinguished themselves in many areas.

Mr. Wentworth Charles, Board Chairman, said that the board and management of SERHA is very proud of the accomplishments of the organization and commended the staff for working hard despite the challenges. He said that all categories of staff rose above their own personal troubles and shouldered the nation through its time of vulnerability.

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