Paulse, a Nightingale in Mfuleni

2016-10-27 06:00
Gregory Paulse, 52, a professional nurse at New Mfuleni Community Day Centre, who is praised for good work, with Yonela Sombexe. PHOTO: Mbongiseni Maseko

Gregory Paulse, 52, a professional nurse at New Mfuleni Community Day Centre, who is praised for good work, with Yonela Sombexe. PHOTO: Mbongiseni Maseko

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A professional nurse in Mfuleni who goes an extra mile to visit bed-ridden patients and those who are unable to come to the clinic, has received high praise for his selfless efforts..

Gregory Paulse,52, who is based at the New Mfuleni Community Day Centre, has been at it for a while now, and has even visited patients in the informal settlements in his own car, without claiming any compensation. Paulse is also well-known in the area for assisting families of patients who have lost their loved ones with funds for funerals and providing them with food, from his own pockets.

Paulse was recently nominated, with eight other professional nurses, for the Annual Provincial Cecillia Makiwane Awards for 2016.

The awards recognise the outstanding performance of nurses who work tirelessly beyond their call of duty.

The finals of the awards were held last Friday at the Lagoon Beach Hotel in Milnerton.

Although he did not win, Paulse was adamant that he did not lose heart.

Paulse first joined the nursing profession with no formal training at Tygerberg Hospital, 34 years ago, where he worked for three months as an assistant nurse, before he worked as a volunteer nurse at Karl Bremer Hospital for another three years.

He then studied and obtained his qualification as a professional nurse.

Paulse has been working in the clinic for a little over 16 years now.

“When someone comes back to thank me, I then know that I have done something good. I have passion for nursing which is the only thing that drives me to help others. I love people. I am a very creative and bubbly person,” he said.

Paulse said his love of flowers went beyond the imagination. He is also a member of the New Apostolic Church Orchestra, where he plays the violin.

Yonela Sombexe, 25, a local resident was full of praises for Paulse.

“He likes dressing patients who have been involved in accidents or any other injuries. I’ve never heard any complains about him.”

Hendriena Wildschut, the facility manager at the clinic, said she was very proud of Paulse.

“He is doing a great job. He taught me work when I started working at the clinic.”

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