Browns Hospital Ragama celebrated ‘International Nurses Day’ on the 12th of May 2016, under the theme; ‘A force for Change: improving health systems resilience’ in appreciation of its nursing staff for their invaluable services rendered to the hospital, its patients and to the society. The Nurses were treated to a day with special programmes and activities organised especially for them.
Members of the management team and staff handed over Roses to the nurses as a token of appreciation in order to make them feel special, appreciated and loved.
The Chief Guest at the function was Mrs. Kumudu Kumari Jayakodi, Chief Nursing Officer, Ragama Teaching Hospital. The staff was addressed by the Chief Guest, as well as Dr. Iraivan Thiyagarajah, CEO of Browns Hospitals and Mrs. Daya Abeywardena, CNO of Browns Hospitals.
International Nurses Day is celebrated every year on the 12th of May. It is also the anniversary of thebirth of the well-known, Florence Nightingale. A lady who is known for spending most of her night rounds giving personal care to the wounded soldiers during the Crimean War and one who revolutionised nursing practices and the industry with her progressive ideas and reform methods, which has influenced modern-day nursing.
Passion, compassion and caring are some of the fundamental characteristics embraced and cherished by the nurses at Browns Hospital Ragama and they are always dedicatedly available 24 hours a day to ensure that they provide quality health care to their patients.
Dr. Iraivan Thiyagarajah, CEO Browns Hospitals, commented “The celebration was an opportunity to acknowledge the services our nurses provide. Nursing is an honourable profession and should be treated with respect and those in this profession should always remember why they chose to be nurses.” “Whilst assisting our nurses in career development and knowledge gaining, we also encourage nurses to formulate a holistic relationship with their colleagues and patients alike”. He further stated.
Sharing their sentiments, Mrs. Daya Abeywardena, Chief Nursing Officer and Mrs. Wimala Jayanthi, Deputy Chief Nursing Officer of Browns Hospitals had the following to say.
“Each day, our nurses and members of the nursing team meet patients, families and communities from all walks of life and understand the preferred cultural values, beliefs, views, and practices of those they care for, every day. The nurses at Browns Hospitals are dedicated to the hospital’s motto of ‘You are in safe hands’ and inculcate this into every endeavour”.
“Our Nurses at Browns Hospitals are hardworking professionals who demonstrate compassion, skills and dignity every single day. I sincerely thank and acknowledge my team for their dedication and commitment. We have the ability to build trust and confidence in people and as nurses we not only enhance health, but we enhance quality of life”.
Browns Hospitals recognises and acknowledges the fact that Nurses are the heart of healthcare and deserve special recognition for their tireless efforts in delivering compassionate care to every human they encounter. The hospital is proud to recognise and support their nursing staff, who are the most respected professionals in the healthcare industry.