Region Three celebrates Mother’s Day and Nurse’s Appreciation week

─85 mothers, 22 nurses honoured

─West Demerara Regional Hospital to celebrate on Monday

DPI, Guyana, Saturday, May 11, 2019

It is widely known as the day when mothers are honoured for their hard work and dedication towards their children. It is celebrated on the second Sunday of May every year. However, workplaces across the country recognised the mothers employed in their institutions on Friday, May 10 and it was no exception for Region Three.

The Regional Executive Officer (REO) Jennifer Ferreira Dougall sponsored a luncheon for all the mothers who work within the Regional Administration and congratulated them for being excellent workers and wonderful parents.

“Some of us here are single mothers and we know what the struggle can bring but we have endured. Your duties in office are excellent and I know how difficult it can be so I must show that appreciation to all of you who are enjoying motherhood. Yes, Mother’s Day is every day and every night but just take the one day and enjoy yourself like you never did before,” REO Ferreira-Dougall said.

Joining the celebration also were the staff of the Leonora Comprehensive Diagnostic and Treatment Centre which also celebrated ‘Nurse’s Appreciation Week.’ Mothers, patients and nurses were treated to tokens of appreciation.

According to the Hospital Administrator Kevin Reddy, recognising staff is  part of enhancing quality output in their performance.

“We have to develop a culture of expressing appreciation for our staff members especially those, at institutions, that interact with the public regularly. It is not an easy task but a needed one and I am happy to be part of a team here in Region Three where we can honour our hard-working females, especially the mothers and nurses.”

Patients at the hospital who are mothers also received tokens of appreciation. The celebration, recognising the hard workers of Region Three, who are mothers and nurses, will continue on Monday, May 13 at the West Demerara Regional Hospital.

Expressing her appreciation on behalf of all the nurses was Nurse Payne who thanked the regional administration for its consideration. “The Leonora Hospital staff did well to recognise us and I am very grateful as I am sure all nurses are and equally so the Regional Administration is doing the right thing by recognising the hard workers of the region,” she remarked.

Story and Images: Ganesh Mahipaul