May 6-12 is Nurses Week
April 20, 2007
May 6-12 is Nurses Week

Nurses from all over St. Vincent and the Grenadines would come together to celebrate Nurses’ Week from the 6th – 12th May 2007, under the theme “Positive Practice Environment: Quality Workplaces equals Quality Patient Care”.

Activities to mark the week would include a radio address on Sunday 6th May, 2007 by the Minister of Health and the Environment to declare the week open.{{more}} Chief Nursing Officer (Acting) Sister Audrey Scott will also make a radio address at 9:00 a.m. This will be followed by a church service at New Testament Church of God at Wilson Hill at 11:00 am.

On Monday 7th May, 2007, President of the SVG Nurses Association Sister Beverly Liverpool will make a radio address. There will also be a panel discussion at the School of Nursing on the “Draft Bill for CARICOM Professionals”, its effects on Nursing. The panel would comprise officials from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Ministry of Health.

Other activities will include a Research Conference on Tuesday May 8 and an Awards Ceremony and Cocktail Reception for Retired Nurses at Government House on Wednesday May 9th.

A Sports Day will be hosted by the School of Nursing Students’ Association at the Largo Height Playing Field on Thursday May 10. Visits will also be made to retired shut-in nurses on that day.

The Annual General Meeting of the Association will take place at 1:00 pm at Milton Cato Memorial Hospital (Out-Patient Department) on Friday May 11th. On Saturday 12th, International Nurses Day, Sister Beverly Liverpool will deliver the President’s message on radio.

One of the high points of the week will be the “Best Ward” Competition at Milton Cato Memorial Hospital. Judging in the Best Ward Competition will be done on the 7th – 8th May, 2007. The emphasis would not only be centered on the physical facilities but on the quality of care that is rendered to the patients. All of the different ward areas will compete in this competition.

Meanwhile activities involving nurses would continue to coincide with “Immunization Week” which would run from the 13th-18th May 2007 under the theme “Love them, Protect them, and Immunize them”. These activities would be spearheaded by the Community Nursing Service Division, Ministry of Health.