Life Wilgeheuwel ‘goes to the movies’ for Nurses’ Day

Nurses at Life Wilgeheuwel were treated to some snacks and an inspirational clip for International Nurses' Day. Photo: Supplied.

Celebrating its nurses under the theme Nursing Now: A Voice to Lead, Life Wilgeheuwel Hospital proudly acknowledged its nurses who are at the core of the South African healthcare industry and are often its unsung heroes.

“Our theme for International Nurses’ Day this year focuses on empowering and supporting nurses in meeting 21st century health challenges and recognising that nurses are at the heart of all countries’ efforts to provide health for everyone,” said Adri Botes, Life Wilgeheuwel Hospital’s manager.

Nurses were celebrated in every corner of Life Wilgeheuwel Hospital on Friday, 11 May, for the phenomenal work they do. Photo: Supplied.

“The day also aims to highlight the significant role nurses play in healthcare through leading healthcare delivery, championing the delivery of evidence-based practice and remaining the advocates for patients and their families.”

In honour of their nurses, Life Wilgeheuwel celebrated the day by treating their nurses to a short inspirational clip after each shift on Friday, 11 May, to remind them of the importance of their job.

They were each treated to a box of snacks, cooldrink, popcorn, and a box of Smarties.

After each shift the nurses were given the chance to unwind with some snacks and a short movie clip. Photo: Supplied.

Steven Macheke, a nurse at Life Wilgeheuwel, said, “It’s the only time in the year that nurses are acknowledged for the phenomenal work that they do. We hear more complaints than thank yous and compliments, so it feels really good to know that we are appreciated.”

The Life Healthcare Group employs as many as 10 000 nurses across the country and celebrates them for being at the heart of patient-centred 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 through being mindful and thoughtful in the care they deliver.

Khwezi Ndawo said that International Nurses Day restored her pride in being a nurse. “Nurses’ Day made me proud to be a nurse,” she said.

Christine Dube told all her colleagues, “No matter how difficult the day may get, never forget the reason why you became a nurse.”

The nurses felt extra special on Friday, 11 May, knowing that the day was all about celebrating them. Photo: Supplied.

“We also salute our nurses for stepping-up and taking the responsibility of being the champions for the delivery of evidence-based practice whilst influencing, moulding and inspiring future generations of nurses,” added Adri.

Ntsiki Jenty reminisced a bit and summarised what nursing is really about.

“When you are a nurse, you know that every day you will touch a life, or a life will touch yours.”

 

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