International Nurses Day.
Celebrating its nurses with the theme Nursing Now: A Voice to Lead, Life Rosepark Hospital proudly acknowledged its nurses this International Nurses’ Day.
“We are extremely proud of the sacrifices our nurses make each day to tend to our patients. They have earned the respect of an entire country for their valiant efforts during the pandemic,” says, Merle Victor, Chief Nurse Officer at Life Healthcare.
Victor says “our nurses are very tired. The waves that they experienced since 2020 has really taken the toll on them. But despite that, they still show up, they come to work. Above all they take care of our patients. So just with them doing that there is hope.”
The Life Healthcare Group employ as many as 10,000 nurses across the country. The group celebrate 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.
International Nurses’ Day is an opportunity for the Group to thank nurses for taking up the challenge of making ordinary care special. They do it through being mindful and thoughtful in the care they deliver. “Always feel proud to be a nurse, because it requires skill and knowledge as well as resilience, courage and determination to serve others”, added Hein Rossouw, hospital manager of Life Rosepark Hospital.
Aligned to 12 May is Life Healthcare’s Great 100 Nurses Awards. The group is recognising nurses who have been chosen by their peers for epitomising quality and compassion in their daily work. 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.
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.
Congratulations to Life Rosepark Hospital’s award 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.
A small celebratory function was held at the hospital on International Nurses Day to announce and honour their recipients. “Nurses remain the heartbeat of our hospital. Through the Great 100 Nurses awards, we acknowledge our nurses who contribute to our hospital’s nursing team. Our nurses deserve to be honoured and recognised for their commitment and dedication to delivering compassionate and quality care to our patients,” says Hein Rossouw.
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