Deputy Governor, Louise MacMorran, hosted a reception to celebrate International Nurses Day 2018, at Plantation House, on Saturday, 12 May.
Invited guests included Elected Members and various employees of the Health Directorate.
During the reception, Certificates of Appreciation were presented to ten of the 30 long serving employees for their continuous service within the Health Directorate.
Awardees present on the day were, Wendy Gough, Toni Joshua, Olivia Timm, Carolyn Greentree and Janis Yon for 10 years of continuous service, Samantha Thomas for 20 years of continuous service, Georgina Young and Jackie Henry for 30 years of continuous service and Wendy Herne and Helena Stevens for 40 years of continuous service.
Director of Health, Dr Akeem Ali, commented:
While we celebrate International Nurses Day to acknowledge the good work being done by our nurses who are better trained, more confident and better equipped than at any time in the history of the Island, last Saturday was also a very good opportunity to say a big 'thank you' to many of our staff who have shown commitment and dedication to providing healthcare on the Island.
We celebrated staff who have worked with us continuously for 10, 20, 30 and 40 years, and we had several staff members in each of these categories. We are grateful for all their hard work and long service. I also take this opportunity to say 'thank you' to everyone in the directorate who has been part of the improvement journey over the past year. Thank you.
Hospital Nursing Officer, Lisa Niemand and Chairman of the Public Health Committee, Councillor Derek Thomas, gave the closing remarks.
Source: St Helena Government