Nurses Gather for Conference in Belize to Celebrate Their Hard Work
Hundreds of nurses from across the country gathered today to celebrate their hard work in the healthcare system. A conference was held to commemorate the hard work of nurses within the country of Belize and to recognize their strengths. Lizett Bell, the Deputy Director of Hospital Services spoke on how this was an avenue to enlighten nurses how to provide better care and better develop their already acquired skills.
Lizett Bell, Deputy Director of Hospital Services: “The nursing conference is very important for nurses. It’s an avenue for them to be able to experience different topics based on evidence, topics that will support them in providing better care and improve the knowledge and competences that nurses have.”
Rebecca Johnson, the Region Director for NCO came to celebrate and share the knowledge of the leadership skills it takes to become a nurse. She mentions that nurses are the heartbeat of the system and that it should be recognized.
Rebecca Johnson, Regional Director, CNO: “I’m here to celebrate with the nurses in Belize. I’m very excited this International Nurses Day to be here with them to encourage them and to applaud them for the work that they’re doing here in Belize. If you want to go to the future, if you want to carry healthcare with you you have to be a leader. As a leader that means you’re gonna be knowledgeable, you’re gonna be professional, you’re gonna be respectful, you’re gonna be accountable and responsible. So I think once you have someone who is a leader everything is going to be good. So without nursing in healthcare there’s nothing happening. Nurses are there every moment with the client. Anywhere you could think of we need nurses so you could imagine if you just eliminate nurses from the healthcare system I mean you don’t have a healthcare system that’s the bottom line.”