A day to celebrate the contribution of nurses
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.