Over 50 Nurses both active and retired received awards for their hard work and contribution to the Nursing Fraternity.
This, as the St. Vincent and the Grenadines Nurses’ Association held their first award and recognition ceremony on Friday 27th May 2022 at the Peace Memorial Hall.
Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Health, Wellness and the Environment Curtbert Knights said the ceremony was a symbol of appreciation for all the hard work they have done, especially during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Knights went on to praise the nurses for the love and selflessness they showed to their patients and encouraged them to continue to do their best.
Also giving remarks at the ceremony, was Chief Nursing Officer Sr. Peggy Da sil-va who called the nurses “unsung heroes for they were the best of the best”. Sr. Da Silva reminded them that nursing is a calling and a lifestyle that can only
change you for better. She also congratulated the Association for a successful event and reminded the awardees that the ceremony was only a small token of apprecia-tion for those who stood out, throughout the years, even during the fight against the invisible enemy COVID 19.
The award ceremony formed part of the celebrations for International Nurses Week 2022.