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United Hospital celebrates international nurses week

Staff Correspondent
24 May 2023 17:03:51 | Update: 24 May 2023 17:04:42
United Hospital celebrates international nurses week
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United Hospital celebrated week-long activities with its nurses, patients, doctors and other staff on the occasion of International Nurses Day 2023.

The Nurses Week marking International Nurses Day ended with a grand celebration ceremony on 20 May with the theme of “Our Nurses Our Future,” read a press release on Saturday.

International Nurses Week is a special occasion to honour and appreciate the invaluable contributions of nurses in providing healthcare services.

During the week, three Health Talks focused on diverse topics titled “Health Talk on Lifestyle and Management of Diabetic Patients,” “Health Talk on Maternal Health,’’ “Health Talk on Benefits of physical exercise for Hypertensive Patients.”

In the health talks, the nurses and doctors emphasized women's health, pregnancy, childcare, hypertension - its effects and lifestyle tips, diabetes and other relevant areas.

The programme, inaugurated on May 11, is aimed to celebrate, educate, recognize and appreciate the exceptional contributions of nurses in providing quality healthcare services.

The week was filled with a variety of engaging and learning activities, and quiz competitions, making it a memorable and meaningful celebration for all involved with 565 nurses.

The highlight of United Hospital's Nurses Week celebration was the grand closing ceremony held on 20 May 2023.

Managing Director & CEO of the hospital, Mohammad Faizur Rahman, graced the occasion as the chief guest.

Speaking on the occasion, the Chief Nursing Officer (CNO) of United Hospital Ms Rose Thomas Theykkil of UHL said, “I want to express my heartfelt appreciation for our nurses' dedication and exceptional care. Thank you for making a difference in the lives of our patients through your professionalism and compassion. You are valued and celebrated.”

The ceremony included an awarding segment to laud the nurses who have made significant contributions to healthcare, leadership, and innovation.

This laudation not only motivated the recipients but also inspired others to strive for excellence in their nursing practice.

Furthermore, the cultural program showcased the diverse talents of nurses, with captivating performances including music, dance, and theatrical acts.

Among others, Medical Services Director Dr Mahbub Uddin Ahmed, United College of Nursing Principal Prof Momtaz Khanam, senior consultants, doctors and administrative officials were present in the programme.