Mediclinic Newcastle, a private hospital serving the Northern KZN area, recently celebrated International Nurses’ Day on May 12, 2023, to pay tribute to the invaluable contribution of nurses in the medical sector.
The hospital’s General Manager, Japie Greyling, emphasised that nurses are the foundation of the medical industry, and their selfless service, compassion, and dedication to their patients often go unrecognised.
He expressed his gratitude to the nursing staff, acknowledging their pivotal role in providing comfort, understanding, and assistance to patients.
The celebration also saw a candle ceremony where Mediclinic Newcastle’s nursing staff remembered their obligations as a nurse and why they pursued a career that focused on others.
The hospital’s Nursing Manager, Dr Yvonne Combrinck, highlighted the importance of nurses and their constant dedication, especially in the face of the global nursing shortage.
She stressed that nursing instills a sense of pride and gratitude in her and motivates her to be the best leader she can be while helping and guiding other nurses to excel.
The celebration culminated in the awarding of the Nursing Excellence Award winner to Senior Professional Nurse, Lindani Mncube.
Mncube expressed his surprise and gratitude for the award, saying that nursing is a service to mankind, requiring honesty, integrity, and passion.
Furthermore, Avril Daniels, Mediclinic Newcastle’s Deputy Nursing Manager, also shared her joy in nursing and caring for patients, stressing the profession’s noble and fulfilling nature.
The celebration of International Nurses’ Day at Mediclinic Newcastle is a reminder of the valuable contributions nurses make in the world. It is also a call to extend warm thanks and gratitude to the nurses who provide trusted allyship to patients during their medical journey.
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