St Kitts-Nevis Labour Party leaders extend International Nurses Day wishes

It stated, "The St. Kitts-Nevis Labour Party wishes a Happy Nurses Day to all of the nurses in our lovely federation and wishes them long, happy and productive careers in this most crucial craft."

St Lucia Hospitality and Tourism Association observes Nurses Day
St Lucia Hospitality and Tourism Association observes Nurses Day

St Kitts and Nevis: On the auspicious occasion of International Nurses Day, St Kitts and Nevis Labour Party and its leaders extended warm wishes and greeting. On Thursday, May 12, 2022, the party hailed and poured blessing by highlighting the incredible work done by them in their respective field. 

Nurses are the backbone of every medical institution. They are the primary caregivers, organizers and managers of the sick – and even the healthy in our society. They are the ultimate workers and team players, going to the lengths and breaths to ensure that not only is quality healthcare always given to our citizens, but also to sometimes just ensure that our patients can give a smile.

Nursing is a genuine labour of love and for all they do, especially bravely working on the front lines of the current global pandemic, every day should be Nurses Day.

It stated, “The St. Kitts-Nevis Labour Party wishes a Happy Nurses Day to all of the nurses in our lovely federation and wishes them long, happy and productive careers in this most crucial craft.”

Further, member of St Kitts and Nevis Labour Party and Former Prime Minister of Federation Denzil Douglas also hailed nurses on the day and issued a statement: 

Nurses around the world have been a mighty force in leading the war against Covid-19 and other Medical Illnesses. Without their sturdy commitment, dedicated caring and life risking ethics, our international healthcare infrastructure would have fallen apart.

As a medical doctor, I am thankful that here in our beloved Federation, nurses have committed themselves to taking care of patients at home, in the hospitals, at our clinics and in the wider community with limited resources and under tough conditions. A few nurses have lost their lives in the process. We pause to say how thankful we are for the incredible sacrifices made.

Our gratitude shows up in numerous testimonies. Some of us will confess that Nurses have brought back countless patients from the brink of death. Others will say that Nurses have helped our family members face the inevitable, and still others will declare that Nurses have educated us, to embrace wellness practices through the wisdom of balancing a healthy diet, rest and exercise.

Denzil Douglas wishes Nurses Day
Denzil Douglas wishes Nurses Day

The theme for this year’s International Nursing Day is:

“Nurses: A Voice to Lead- Invest in Nursing and Respect Rights to secure Global Health.” It captures the leadership roles and importance of our Nurses in this our global community.

In SKN, our Nurses are leading the future of healthcare by showing up every night and day, giving of their diverse talents in the most skillful manner, re-skilling themselves with the use of new technologies, and working with doctors and other healthcare providers, to ease the pain, and facilitate the healing of our sick and suffering.

Our Government and Private Sectors must invest in the advancement of our Nurses and healthcare in general.

To every Nurse who taught us, never to surrender our faith or peace of mind to diseases, we salute you. This is YOUR day! We shower you with respect and we give each of you our highest blessings, and longest praise.”

Further, leader of SKNLP, Dr Terrance Drew expressed,”On this ocassion of International Nurses Day, I wish to say our nurses that I stand with you, I support you and appreciate your service. I stand ready to take care of the issues and concerns that you have. As a medical doctor, I truly understand and value your contributions and also know quite well that you share the vision in seeing to the betterment of our health sector.”

Dr Terrance Drew greets people on Nurses Day
Dr Terrance Drew greets people on Nurses Day