Clap six times for our nurses...

Fiji Sun - - FRONT PAGE - Photo: Ron­ald Ku­mar

St John Am­bu­lance Fiji Staff and Com­mis­sioner, Ema Bauoro, clapped six times to ap­plaud all nurses dur­ing In­ter­na­tional Nurses Day 2020 on May 12, 20202.

Are­tired nurse and mid­wife said nurses were of­ten taken for granted but re­gard­less, they did their work dili­gently with­out ex­pect­ing praise. Those were the sen­ti­ments of Emma Bouoro, the Com­mis­sioner St John’s Am­bu­lance Fiji, while cel­e­brat­ing World In­ter­na­tional Nurses Day yes­ter­day in Suva. Else­where across the coun­try health work­ers and nurses came to­gether to ob­serve the day and ac­knowl­edge their work.

“At the end of the day we go home sat­is­fied of the work that we are pas­sion­ately called to do,” he said.

“We see the be­gin­ning of life at birth and the end of one which is al­ways an emo­tional one at times.

“Nurses are trained not to show their emo­tions. Ev­ery year on this day we cel­e­brate our pro­fes­sion which car­ries us through,” she added.

Ms Bouoro said the or­gan­i­sa­tion only com­ple­mented the work that health pro­fes­sion­als do.

Around the coun­try the med­i­cal and health fra­ter­nity cel­e­brated In­ter­na­tional Nurses Day.

This is the time when the en­tire world is fo­cussed on all nurses as they con­trib­ute in their own unique way as front­lin­ers to­wards the COVID-19 pan­demic. The Fiji Nurs­ing As­so­ci­a­tion in col­lab­o­ra­tion with the World Health Or­gan­i­sa­tion and the Min­istry of Health con­tinue to work hand in hand to de­liver qual­ity ser­vices to all Fi­jians around the coun­try.

Photo: Ron­ald Ku­mar

Nurses at the Colo­nial War Memo­rial Hos­pi­tal ma­ter­nity unit cut a cake to mark In­ter­na­tional Nurses Day on May 12, 20202.

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