“The Government values nurses, you are the backbone of the healthcare system and we are listening to you.”
This was the assurance given by the Minister for Health and Medical Services Hon. Dr Ifereimi Waqainabete to nurses as he opened the Fiji Nursing Associations 62nd Annual General Meeting at Laucala Bay this evening.
“You are the backbone of our healthcare system in Fiji and around the world. You make up more than 50 per cent of the healthcare workforce at the frontline and at critical strategic areas of the healthcare delivery system here in Fiji.”
The AGM, which has the theme “Nurses a Voice to Lead: Health For All”, continues tomorrow and is being attended by nurses from around the country including rural nursing stations.