A nurse of de­served hon­our

IT IS A LAUD­ABLE GES­TURE to re­name the War­rens Poly­clinic af­ter the out­stand­ing nurse Eunice Gib­son.

Daily Nation (Barbados) - - COMMENT -

How­ever, in keep­ing with the re­ported re­marks of Min­is­ter of Health Donville In­niss that the re­nam­ing was part of the com­mit­ment “to rec­og­nize nurses for their out­stand­ing work in Bar­ba­dos”, men­tion should be made of the gal­lant and com­mit­ted staff, and es­pe­cially of the first sis­ter in charge Nurse Leonora Jack­man, who pi­o­neered the work of the clinic from its in­cep­tion in April 1976.

In those early days, the staff were about six or eight, and the clinic op­er­ated from the one-door build­ing orig­i­nally meant to be a cre­ma­to­rium.

By 1981, the new poly­clinic was ready and its work, es­pe­cially in the ar­eas of an­te­na­tal care, child health and fam­ily plan­ning, was out­stand­ing.

Sis­ter Jack­man her­self of­ten went be­yond the call of duty do­ing fol­low-up vis­its in the field. It is but fair to ac­knowl­edge her ser­vice now the name War­rens Poly­clinic is pass­ing into his­tory.

– LIONEL CLARKE

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