Charlestown-Nevis-The Nurses Association on Nevis is currently hosting its annual week of activities.
The week which lends focus to the great work being undertaken by the hardworking ladies and few men who are engaged in the fulfilling profession, is being held under the theme ‘Nurses: A voice to lead-Achieving the sustainable development goals.’
The series of activities commenced on Monday 8th May with the Nurses being engaged in a sunset walk which commenced at 5 pm and saw them walking from the Alexandra Hospital, via the By-pass road and culminating at the Charlestown pier.
On Tuesday 9th May, the Nurses were involved in a community outreach program and spent quality time with two elderly clients.
Minister of Health in the Nevis Island Administration, Hon. Mark Brantley, also delivered an address to mark the occasion.
Today, Wednesday 10th May, an educational symposium at the Alexandra hospital’s conference room, will be the main activity and that commences at 10 am.
Thursday 11th May, the Nurses will let their hair down and engage in some social activities at the Jessup’s community center. The day is dubbed ‘Nurses’ play day’ and the Nurses would put away their injection needles and play games and interact with each other and friends.
On Friday 12th May, the general public gets a chance to show their appreciation in a tangible way, to their favourite Nurse or Nurses, in what has been appropriately called ‘Love/adopt a Nurse Day.’
Persons can take flowers to their favourite Nurses or even invite them out for lunch or show appreciation in some other meaningful way.
That same day, will also be T-shirt day and will climax with a solemn service of thanksgiving at the Charlestown Wesleyan Holiness church.
One of the high points of the week, will be the Nurses’ concert which will be held on Saturday 13th May at the Michael HERALD Sutton auditorium, at NEPAC. The ‘must see’ event commences at 7.30 pm and will see the Nurses and their friends featuring in songs; dance; poetry and a hilarious skit, written by Nurse Eldina Farrell, entitled ‘Melee for sale.’
Adults will pay only $25.00 and children under the age of 12, will pay $10.00. Popular local soca artiste, Delly Ranks, will bring down the house at the end of the concert, joined on stage by the Nurses.
The week will conclude with a family beach potluck at Oualie Beach, commencing at midday, on Sunday 14th May, which is incidentally celebrated as Mothers’ day.
During the course of the week, the Nurses will take turns in assisting Mr. Evred WEBBO Herbert in conducting his much looked forward to morning devotions program, aired on VON radio.