In an effort to show our appreciation and gratitude for our nurses the UHWI was proud to celebrate them for the week of July 16-22, 2023. The nurses enjoyed a week-long celebration of recognition, appreciation and admiration.
Nurse of Excellence
The celebration began on Monday the 17/7/23 with the Nurse of Excellence Award Ceremony that recognizes nurses who not only perform at their optimal , but who have consistently exhibited excellent service in patient care. At the ceremony, both nominees and other nursing staff were reminded of their value to our institution and were recognized for their dedication, and thanked for their hard work.
Candidates were nominated for Nurse of Excellence from various specialities across the hospital with three top achievers. The first place winner and the University Hospital of the West Indies Nurse of Excellence 2023-2024 is RN Antonette Reid from Surgery II programme. In second place was RN Shamonique Markland from Obstetrics and Gynaecology and third place was RN Maurica Sinclair - Smith from Child Health Programme. All the nominees were recipients of a Nurse of Excellence Nominee Certificate.
Display and Presentation
The next day’s event showcased nursing and patient care in the various specialties. The event was held at Churchill Square at UHWI. There were several booths on display. The participants were: Best Practice Spotlight Organization, Mental Health, Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Minor Operating Theatre, Surgery II Programme, Pulmonary Unit and the Main Operating Theatre.
Nurses Quiz Competition
To culminate the week’s celebration was the Nurses Quiz Competition. This exciting competition highlighted the wealth of knowledge of our nurses. They were tested on their knowledge in nursing, general knowledge, workplace knowledge, Bible knowledge and on events and media personnel. Several teams entered the 3 round competition. Medicine, Surgery I, Surgery II, Child Health, Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Mental Health and Surgery III the defending champion. At the end of the final round Surgery III remained undefeated. A medal ceremony ended the day's activities. All participants received a certificate and the 1st, 2nd and 3rd winners received medals.
We Salute You
In the words of Maya Angelou “As a nurse you have the opportunity to heal the mind, soul, heart and body of patients. They may forget your name but they will never forget how you made them feel.” The value nurses add to our institution can never be measured, the service given is treasured; the compassion, the tenderness and the care, all of these qualities gladly shared is what sets our nurses apart from the rest. The UHWI says thank you to our nurses for their incredible dedication and selflessness in providing care to those in need. The tireless efforts and compassion does not go unnoticed. Keep shining