Nurses Day May 12, 2020

Dear Editor,

  This year 2020 marks the 200th birthday of Florence Nightingale. This year the world is faced with the COVID-19 pandemic. With all the ups and downs in between this year Nurses Day, we must not allow the situation to take our minds away from this special day.

  This Nurses Day, at this crucial time provide the opportunity to celebrate in our hearts our nurses in every area departments, and all Health Care Services providers, Hospitals, Nursing homes, Doctor's clinics, EMS Services (ambulance), Mental Health care, Baby clinics, Collective Prevention Services, (ESF 6) nurses, Private Home care, White &Yellow Cross Foundation, in St. Maarten. Just a moment to recognize you and your hard work.

  Nursing has been a profession with high standards and a strong sense of public service for over 160 years. Nurses are those who give support to people who are suffering from any disease. Especially this year 2020 the COVID-19 pandemic.

  The profession they have chosen is very remarkable for which it is an honored and well-remembered one once a year.

  During this Nurses Day I want to honor all nurses working in the public and private sector and also thank you for the dedicated work you do every day to achieve good health and life for everyone. It is a profession which requires a real dedication to service and support for others.

  These great professionals are those who fail to quell the feelings of fear and provide security and necessary care to those who have cracked their health and support physicians in performing their responsibilities. Thanks to their care, patients are able to recover their health.

  It is my wish as President of the St. Maarten Nurses Association to send special greetings to all nurses for their hard work in the interest of protecting the health of the population, by reaching out to help all our patients, and especially for making our world more friendly to live.

  God bless and keep all of our nurses safe!

  Happy Nurses Day.


Nurse Mavis Rombley

President of the St. Maarten Nurses Association