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Nurses’ Week: “Nurses a Voice to Lead, Health is a Human Right”

This week is being celebrated as Nurses’ Week under the theme: “Nurses a Voice to Lead, Health is a Human Right”.  The week started with a church service and today, the activities continued with a fair, which was held on the compound of the Karl Heusner Memorial Hospital.  Love News was there and spoke with Yvette Massiah, Acting Director of Nursing Service.

Reporter: This week is being celebrated as nurses week under the theme ‘Nurses a Voice To Lead, Health is a Human Right.’ The week started with a church service and today the activities continued with a fair which was held on the KHMH compound. Love News was there and spoke with Yvette Massiah, the acting director of the nursing service.
Yvette Massiah, Acting Director of the Nursing Service: Nurses week is one of the weeks that we all look forward to. It’s a week when we work together as  theme, when we try to show to the public what we have been doing, what it’s all about and what a noble profession  we are in as nurses.”
Reporter: How important are nurses to the healthcare system?
Yvette Massiah, Acting Director of the Nursing Service: “Nurses are one of the most important bodies to the healthcare system, we are the largest body, we are there for 24 hours seven days a week the whole three hundred and sixty five days for the year. We are there to ensure that comfort, quality nursing care, quality care by the doctors, quality care by everybody else on the team is being offered to any individual. We are so important that we ensure that all the other measures, all the other team member’s work is carried out by us.”
Reporter: Massiah said nursing has evolved over the years because of the new technology that is available today.

Massiah said that nursing has evolved over the years because of the new technology that is available today.

Yvette Massiah, Acting Director of the Nursing Service: “We have moved a long way because then if we have somebody who is unable to breath by themselves we have to intubate them and we actually had to use the AMBU bag and be ambuing for hours however long that patient will be ventilating but now with the ventilator machine you intubate that person, tube that person and the person goes on the machine and the machine does the work of breathing for that patient so that was a big change.”
Reporter: Other activities included a cultural cook our day, a sports day and a nurses conference.

Other activities include a cultural cook-out day, a sports day and a nurses conference.