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Minister Akbar challenges senior nurses

Senior managers and nurses of hospitals and health centres in the Western Division have been urged to improve their services to all Fijians. This was highlighted by the Minister for Health and Medical Services, Hon. Rosy Akbar while opening the Nursing Supervisors and Management Day at the Tanoa Waterfront in Lautoka. “We must bring back the […]

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December 5, 2016 6:48 am

Senior managers and nurses of hospitals and health centres in the Western Division have been urged to improve their services to all Fijians.

This was highlighted by the Minister for Health and Medical Services, Hon. Rosy Akbar while opening the Nursing Supervisors and Management Day at the Tanoa Waterfront in Lautoka.

“We must bring back the nightingale spirit in the nursing profession,” Minister Akbar said.

“We all have differences and we cannot work in isolation, we must all work in unison to serve all Fijians no matter their background, race, culture, or religious belief.”

Minister Akbar acknowledged the many challenges faced by nurses in Fiji however, urged them to continue working towards excellence.

“Being a nurse was your dream, I cannot do your job for you as you already know your job but we should not become territorial with other junior staff and we must not condone laxity and negligence,” Minister Akbar said.

“You have a big responsibility on your shoulders as many Fijians come to you to get well and you must also treat all patients with respect and be kind.”

Minister Akbar added that members of the public have also complained about nurses and doctors and reminded the senior managers to look into all issues.

“We will not condone negligence, being a nurse is as noble as being a teacher but one mistake can be disastrous and we all must work together to eliminate shortfalls,” Minister Akbar said.

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