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Three VI nurses awarded for going ‘above & beyond call of duty’

- Ms Marla Alverez & Ms Pam Edwards copped Excellence in Nursing Award while Mrs Rosa Ravariere Seaman got Nurse of Distinction award
Three nurses in the Virgin Islands (VI) have been recognized for their excellence of service given towards to the advancement of healthcare . Photo: GIS
Mrs. Rosa Ravariere Seaman (right) the recipient of the Nurse of Distinction award. Photo: GIS
Mrs. Rosa Ravariere Seaman (right) the recipient of the Nurse of Distinction award. Photo: GIS
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Three nurses in the Virgin Islands (VI) have been recognised for their excellence of service given towards the advancement of healthcare within the territory, with Ms Marla Alverez and Ms Pam Edwards receiving the Excellence in Nursing award while Mrs Rosa Ravariere Seaman received the award for Nurse of Distinction as part of International Nurses Day activities.

Chief Nursing Officer Ms Jacinth Hannibal said the Excellence in Nursing award was given to nurses who went above and beyond the call of duty and demonstrated excellence in professionalism, competence, personal character, loyalty to the community, effective and efficient work habits and possess a drive to continue educational advancements.

“Ms Alverez and Ms Edwards are both great examples of the caliber of nurses that we need in the Territory to continue to make significant strides within our healthcare system,” Ms Hannibal said. 

She added, “We encourage all nurses to always seek to present their best selves and do their part to advance healthcare in the Territory.”

She said Registered Nurse and the Infection Prevention and Control Manager at the BVI Health Services Authority Mrs Seaman was honoured with distinction for her consistent professionalism, self-development, innovative and progressive ideas in nursing and role as a mentor.

The award ceremony took place during a cocktail reception held in honour of nurses as part of International Nurses Day activities.

'Strive for excellence'- Hon Vincent O. Wheatley 

Minister for Health and Social Development Hon Vincent O. Wheatley (R9) also attended the event and extended appreciation to the hard-working nurses who continue to be the Territory’s first-line defenders.

Minister Wheatley said the Territory’s quest of achieving a healthier Virgin Islands cannot become a reality without nurses and encouraged the healthcare professionals to strive for excellence and maintain high levels of professionalism tempered with love and compassion.

7 Responses to “Three VI nurses awarded for going ‘above & beyond call of duty’”

  • cnn (21/05/2023, 13:09) Like (13) Dislike (0) Reply
    Congratulations ladies
    • Bias as Usual. (21/05/2023, 18:26) Like (9) Dislike (13) Reply
      I know nurses that never late, don't call in sick, perform their duties very well...Yet they chose to gave nurses who often late, often sick these awards. The system promotes bias and unfairness, base on like and dislike..It happens every where the people who truly deserves these awards are usually the out spoken ones that sometimes challenge the inefficiencies and get rub the wrong way...Who determined these awards and what the process and criteria?
  • Well (21/05/2023, 14:06) Like (13) Dislike (1) Reply
    congratulations, I would have also recognized the nurses attached to Dr. Orlando Smith Hospital because those are the nurses that are actually dealing physically (eg bath and clean some patients) with patients not just outpatient like some of those nurses named here.
  • EX (21/05/2023, 19:26) Like (6) Dislike (1) Reply
    All healthcare professionals deserver recognition now for the work they have done over the pass few years.
    • @ex (22/05/2023, 07:55) Like (8) Dislike (0) Reply
      More so the ones at the hospital who had to work extra during the pandemic. They were not just daytime nurses they were serving the country all hours. They don't just go work test vital signs and go home in the afternoon. So think about it who really need the awards.
  • THINK! (21/05/2023, 19:31) Like (11) Dislike (0) Reply
    Every nurse who worked through the pandemic at Dr. D Orlando Smith needs an award. Did they ever get their extra pay like other departments got?
  • How (22/05/2023, 07:57) Like (3) Dislike (0) Reply
    How did they decide on these awards. Shocking.

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