As Jamaica celebrates another Nurses Week, Minister of Health and Wellness, Dr. the Hon. Christopher Tufton has commended local nurses for their ongoing efforts to improve health outcomes for all Jamaicans.
“Nurses are valuable human resources who are integral to safeguarding the quality and future of healthcare in Jamaica,” the Minister said.
“The times that we are in – where new diseases emerge suddenly – require that healthcare workers, of which nurses form a core part, adapt quickly. Our nurses have done just that, as evidenced by our experience with COVID-19. We are grateful for their service,” Dr. Tufton added.
Nurses Week 2021 is being celebrated from July 18 to 23, under the theme ‘Nurses; A voice to lead – A Vision for future healthcare’. Activities to commemorate the week are being led by the Nurses’ Association of Jamaica (NAJ).
Those activities include a national summer school (July 20 to July 21) that engages nurses island-wide in continuing education to augment their professional training. Also this week (on July 23), the NAJ will host the Nurse and Nursing Student of the Year Awards Ceremony at the Jamaica Pegasus Hotel in Kingston.