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SERHA Board Chairman Lauds Nurses

May 12, 2017  |  Kingston

Mr. Philip Armstrong (left), SERHA Board Chairman greets (L-R) Mrs. Janet Coore-Farr, President, Nurses Association of Jamaica (NAJ); Ms. Laverna Campbell, NAJ/LASCO Nurse of the Year 2016/2017 and Mr. Peter Chin, Deputy Executive Director and Managing Director, LASCO Distributors Limited before the International Nurses Day Press Briefing and Launch of National Nurses Week at the Knutsford Court Hotel in Kingston.

SERHA Board Chairman, Mr. Philip Armstrong has lauded nurses for the incredible impact they have made on the health sector. Mr. Armstrong was speaking during the International Nurses Day Press Briefing and Launch of National Nurses Week on May 12, 2017.

“Anyone who has spent time in a health facility can attest to the fact that nurses are the backbone of our health care system. They work around the clock to make sure each patient successfully recovers from illness so that they can go back to their families,” he said, adding that this is a tremendous task that is deserving of the highest accolades.

This year, International Nurses Day was celebrated under the theme “Nurses: A voice to lead- Achieving the Sustainable Development Goals”.

Mr. Armstrong noted that celebrating International Nurses Day this year gives nurses a valuable opportunity to reflect on the SDGs, the great work already being done, and to consider how nurses can further lead and contribute to achieving these vital goals.

He also pointed that many of the successes that have been achieved so far would not have been possible without the invaluable contribution of our nurses.

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