Browns Hospital Ragama celebrated the ‘International Nurses Day’ recently, under the theme ‘A force for change: Improving health systems resilience’ in appreciation of its nursing staff for their invaluable services rendered to the hospital, its patients and to society. The nurses were treated to a day with special programmes and activities organised especially for them.
The members of the management team and staff handed over roses to the nurses as a token of appreciation in order to make them feel special, appreciated and loved.
The chief guest at the function was Ragama Teaching Hospital Chief Nursing Officer Kumudu Kumari Jayakodi. The staff was addressed by the chief guest, as well as Browns Hospitals CEO Dr. Iraivan Thiyagarajah and Browns Hospitals CNO Daya Abeywardena.
The International Nurses Day is celebrated every year on May 12. It is also the anniversary of the birth of the well-known, Florence Nightingale. A lady who is known for spending most of her night rounds giving personal care to the wounded soldiers during the Crimean War and one who revolutionised nursing practices and the industry with her progressive ideas and reform methods, which has influenced modern-day nursing.
Passion, compassion and caring are some of the fundamental characteristics embraced and cherished by the nurses at Browns Hospital Ragama and they are always dedicatedly available 24 hours a day to ensure that they provide quality health care to their patients.
Browns Hospitals CEO Dr. Iraivan Thiyagarajah commented, “The celebration was an opportunity to acknowledge the services our nurses provide. Nursing is an honourable profession and should be treated with respect and those in this profession should always remember why they chose to be nurses. Whilst assisting our nurses in career development and knowledge gaining, we also encourage nurses to formulate a holistic relationship with their colleagues and patients alike.”
Sharing their sentiments, Browns Hospitals Chief Nursing Officer Daya Abeywardena and Deputy Chief Nursing Officer Wimala Jayanthi had the following to say: “Each day, our nurses and members of the nursing team meet patients, families and communities from all walks of life and understand the preferred cultural values, beliefs, views and practices of those they care for, every day. The nurses at Browns Hospitals are dedicated to the hospital’s motto of ‘You are in safe hands’ and inculcate this into every endeavour.”
“Our nurses at Browns Hospitals are hardworking professionals who demonstrate compassion, skills and dignity every single day. I sincerely thank and acknowledge my team for their dedication and commitment. We have the ability to build trust and confidence in people and as nurses we not only enhance health, but we enhance quality of life.”
Browns Hospitals recognises and acknowledges the fact that nurses are the heart of healthcare and deserve special recognition for their tireless efforts in delivering compassionate care to every human they encounter. The hospital is proud to recognise and support their nursing staff, who are the most respected professionals in the healthcare industry.