A fun-filled day to ap­plaud our nurses

Zululand Observer - Weekender - - ZO NEWS - Mari Scott

LIFE Em­pan­geni Pri­vate Hospi­tal’s In­ter­na­tional Nurses’ Day cel­e­bra­tion was a fun-filled event.

Staff and their fam­i­lies gath­ered at Ad­di­son Park on Satur­day for a day of friendly com­pe­ti­tion and lots of laughs.

‘The main ob­jec­tive of the day was to cel­e­brate the ded­i­cated work of our nurses in pro­vid­ing pro­fes­sional care for all the pa­tients,’ said Pub­lic Re­la­tions Of­fi­cer Zibuy­ile Mthiyane.

‘The man­age­ment also in­vited fam­ily mem­bers to join as they play a vi­tal role in our em­ploy­ees’ lives, pro­vid­ing sup­port when they work long hours.

‘The day was filled with so much fun and laugh­ter.

‘Staff and fam­ily could en­gage in var­i­ous fun ac­tiv­i­ties, such as tug of war, sack races, egg and spoon races, three leg races, a bed pan re­lay, a ‘granma and granpa’ race and even a man­ager’s race.

‘We also had a best ban­ner com­pe­ti­tion, best team spirit con­test and a beauty pageant.’

ICU won the over­all team and best team spirit prizes. Sur­gi­cal was in sec­ond place and Ad­min third.

The Emer­gency unit won the best ban­ner com­pe­ti­tion.

Tug of war - the ul­ti­mate test of strength

San­dra Mood­ley brought her son, 18-month-old Rheilly Lay­cock, to par­tic­i­pate in the fun day

One of the high­lights of the day was the bed pan re­lay race

Sibu­siso Khu­malo and Chef Aaron Sit­hole made sure that bel­lies were lled with burg­ers that tasted just as good as they smelled

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