Trecia also highlights the fact that many colleagues are migrating – moving away to work in other hospitals or leaving the country completely – leaving the centre short of staff.
She is proud to be a nurse: “Nursing is a very noble profession. It’s good to see the World Health Organization recognizing the work we do. And just a quote from Calvin Coolidge, ‘No person has ever been honored for what he received. Honour has been the reward for what he gave.’ That’s a nurse."
Patient Sherycka Hall agrees: “Nurses are the first people you see when you enter the hospital, they do your tests, ask you, if they can give you any advice they do and then they send you over to the doctor. Even if chaos is happening around him or her, they need to know how to control themselves within whatever situation.” And it helps when they are caring: “Nurse Trecia is a well-rounded person. She knows how to be calm in the midst of chaos, but she also has a big heart.”