Nurses well celebrated at Life Healthcare Group

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The nursing staff of the Life Rosepark Hospital began their recognition and celebratory activities of International Nurses Day 2022, with an early morning reading of the nurse’s pledge in the main foyer of the hospital. Celebrating its nurses with the theme Nursing Now: A Voice to Lead, Life Rosepark Hospital proudly acknowledged its nurses on International Nurses’ Day on 12 May.

The Life Healthcare Group employ as many as 10,000 nurses across the country and celebrates them for  being at the heart of patient-centered care, leading nursing care and using their voice to consistently drive improved healthcare services and systems.

Merle Victor, Chief Nurse Officer at Life Healthcare, says that they are extremely proud of the sacrifices the nurses make each day to tend to patients. “They have earned the respect of an entire country for their valiant efforts during the pandemic.”

Victor says, “Our nurses are very tired. The waves that they experienced since 2020 has really taken a toll on them. But despite that, they still show up, they come to work, they take care of our patients. So just with them doing that, there is hope.”

International Nurses’ Day on 12 May, was an opportunity for the Group to thank nurses for taking up the challenge of making ordinary care special through being mindful and thoughtful in the care they deliver.

Hospital manager of Life Rosepark Hospital, Hein Rossouw, says that they should always be proud to be a nurse, because it requires skill and knowledge as well as resilience, courage and determination to serve others.

This year Life Rosepark Hospital celebrated its nurses with the theme Nursing Now: A Voice to Lead, Life Rosepark Hospital proudly acknowledged its nurses this International Nurses’ Day.

Launched in 2012, the Great 100 Nurses celebration was established to honour nurses who have made a significant difference to the profession of nursing and in the lives of patients, peers, students and the community. Nurses day tied in well with Life Healthcare’s Great 100 Nurses Awards, recognises nurses who have been chosen by their peers for epitomising quality and compassion in their daily work.  This year Life Rosepark Hospital’s awarded recipients who make up a total of 100 nurses from 66 Life facilities nationally. Their commitment to nursing excellence and quality patient care is extremely commendable: registered nurse Shani van der Westhuizen from the Neurosurgical ward and unit manager of the Life Renal Dialysis Unit, Thabo Booysen.

Unit manager of the Life Renal Dialysis Unit, Thabo Booysen, and registered nurse Shani van der Westhuizen from the Neurosurgical ward.

The initiative identifies and acknowledges the company’s top nurses in the Group on an annual basis, to commend their outstanding nursing care. Nurses are recognised as nursing ambassadors for Life Healthcare and the profession at large. The award gives nurses who join this prestigious group the opportunity to transform nursing care at the bedside and improve patient outcomes.

Compiled by Sazly Moses

sazly@mahareng.co.za