(ZIZ News) – Health leadership and supervisory management are among the areas that nurses on Nevis are being trained.
During the delivery of an address to commemorate Nurses Week 2015, Minister of Health in the Nevis Island Administration, Hon. Mark Brantley spoke of ongoing initiatives to raise the delivery of healthcare.
“By building the capacity of nurses in the area of strategic planning and management for example, nurses can be more effective in the execution of their duties,” Minister Brantley stated.
He added, “We are well on our way to achieving literacy in these areas as many nurses have received and continue to receive training in health leadership and supervisory management among other areas.”
Brantley, who also serves as a member of the Federal Cabinet, spoke with pride of the expansion of programmes at the Clarence Fitzroy Bryant College.
He said such advancements are all in an effort to improve healthcare delivery in St. Kitts and Nevis.
Nurses’ Day is celebrated annually on May 12th in honour of the birth of Florence Nightingale: The Mother of Nursing.
Minister Brantley spoke of the significance of this year’s theme “Nurses a Force for Change. Care Effective, Cost Effective”.
“This theme places nurses at the centre of health systems development which ultimately translates to the achievement of better health outcomes. The role of nurses therefore is not just limited to that of clinician. It is imperative that he or she is cognizant of the various facets that impact quality healthcare,” Brantley said.
He said those facets include cost effectiveness and resource management, healthcare financing and the rising cost of healthcare which might impact access to healthcare.