Mediclinic celebrates, recognises nurses

2019-05-15 06:01

Mediclinic continues to recognize the hearts of nurses, coinciding with International Nurses Day.

Mediclinic believes that being a successful nurse takes a special kind of person – one who can reach for inner strength to support a patient with a touch of kindness.

This year, as we celebrate International Nurses’ Day on 12 May, we take time to recognise each nurse who has chosen a career of caring.

Nursing is a career dedicated to helping others recover, or support patients and their families where recovery is not possible.

The specific date was chosen as a global tribute to the profession as this coincides with Florence Nightingale’s birthday and allows us to celebrate our nurses’ valuable work.

On 12 May we encourage each patient, family member or friend to take the opportunity to recognise those around you that are giving unselfishly to heal and care for others.

Mediclinic Bloemfontein has recognised senior professional nurse Joyce Sephiri, awarding her the annual Nursing Excellence Award.

This accolade recognises the dedication she invests into caring for her patients and supporting her colleagues.

The significance of this award is noted in that nominations are made by nursing peers who work tirelessly alongside each other, ensuring the best possible patient outcomes.

Sephiri has been with Mediclinic for three years and works in the medical ward.

She is very soft spoken and a very dedicated senior professional nurse who always goes the extra mile.

She is very well respected amongst her colleagues and patients.

She has the ability to encourage her colleagues with great leadership skills. She is a role model to her colleagues and they always feel safe to trust her.

Sephiri was selected as Mediclinic Bloemfontein’s 2019 award winner because of her unlimited dedication to patients, attention to detail and ability to empathize with patients.

Estelle Coustas, Nursing Executive, Mediclinic Southern Africa, says: “In my 15 years at Mediclinic I have come across a number of really special nurses. Nurses who are there for a patient in their time of need.

“It takes a unique mix of dedication and courage to keep delivering excellent care when our patients are at their most vulnerable.

“We would like to use the Mediclinic Nursing Excellence Award as an opportunity to recognise nurses who give of themselves daily; nurses who truly believe that connecting with their patients is an essential part of who they are.”

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