Phipps on quality of nursing care

(ZIZ News) — Minister of State Responsible for Health the Hon Wendy Phipps has underscored the importance of the quality of health care provision in St. Kitts Nevis particularly relating to nurses.

She made the comment in an address to Launch Nurses Week 2016.

“Regardless of the nature of the employment, all nurses are expected to provide top quality care, relief, advice and comfort to all who are in need – as a result of illness, pain, disability, advanced age, or other condition that would prevent that individual from being able to practice self-care. For the scores of nurses who take this charge seriously, the Federation salutes you at this special time,” she said.

She however noted that there were some complaints about the behaviour of nurses that have been documented by the management of hospitals, health centres and other institutions.

“When complaints are registered about the standard of nursing care in the nation, it is incumbent on every single nurse in St. Kitts and Nevis to render service to the best of his or her ability – regardless of the socio-economic status of the patient or client in question.”