There are exceptional nurses in South Africa, braving the pandemic to ensure the public get the healthcare needed; now you can nurture a nurse as thanks!
South Africa (04 June 2020) – The Exceptional Nurse Campaign has been championing the rights of nurses throughout South Africa for the past 5 years. They provide scholarships for exceptional nursing students and have partnered with the Dr Makhanya, the Chief Nursing Officer of South Africa, to start the Nurture a Nurse SA Movement in our country.
The movement is a simple group on Facebook where medical professionals and the general public can interact to help provide the nurses of South Africa with physical, emotional and spiritual support during the Covid19 Pandemic.
A similar group was started in Australia recently, gathering more than 80 000 members in 2 days, who were able to physically and emotionally help the nursing staff throughout the country with things needed to help them perform their duties to the best of their abilities.
The nurses of South Africa form 60% of the incredible team of frontline workers caring for those members of our country who get sick. Besides using their medical knowledge to keep people safe and well, nurses play a huge role in supporting patients both emotionally and spiritually during a difficult time in a patient’s life. Let’s support them where we can!
Please see below the message from Dr Makhanya, the Chief Nursing Officer of South Africa.
‘NURTURE A NURSE SA’ MOVEMENT
I am Dr Makhanya, the Chief Nursing Officer of South Africa and I have a very important message for our nation.
I am very proud of my exceptional nurses right now… They are risking their own lives on the frontline to fight the COVID-19 pandemic and they desperately need our help!
You can help them by visiting The Exceptional Nurse Facebook page and joining their Nurture a Nurse SA Group on the page – where nurses and doctors are making pleas directly to the public. Their needs are great, ranging from face masks to prayer, snack packs or simple cards of encouragement.
Please join the Nurture a Nurse SA Group to find out what you or your company can do to NURTURE A NURSE or HEALTHCARE worker.
South Africa our nurses need you! Let’s join The Exceptional Nurse Facebook page – look for ‘Nurture a Nurse SA’ Group – to conquer COVID 19 together.
Thank you and may God bless and protect you!”