A day to cel­e­brate the con­tri­bu­tion of nurses

Fiji Sun - - EXPLAINER - ROSI DOVIVERATA

Nurses around the world, in­clud­ing Fiji, work un­der ex­treme pres­sure and for long hours, some­times with­out breaks and days off.

Their ef­forts are cel­e­brated ev­ery year on May 12, the an­niver­sary of Florence Nightin­gale’s birth in 1820. We hon­our them to­day and ev­ery day.

Sis­ter Kuila Ga­vidi is based at the Min­istry of Health and Med­i­cal Ser­vices head­quar­ters In­ci­dent Man­age­ment team (IMT). She looks af­ter the op­er­a­tional as­pect of fever clin­ics across the coun­try.

Be­fore join­ing IMT, she was team leader at the Colo­nial War Me­mo­rial Hos­pi­tal Emer­gency De­part­ment. “While I miss spend­ing time with my fam­ily, I would never trade this call­ing as a nurse when I am needed at work. My con­tri­bu­tion will ben­e­fit my coun­try and the com­mu­nity that I pledged to look af­ter,” Sis­ter Ga­vidi said.

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