““The Government values nurses, you are the backbone of the healthcare system and we are listening to you.”
This was the sentiments shared by the Minister for Health and Medical Services Dr Ifereimi Waqainabete as he opened the Fiji Nursing Associations 62nd Annual General Meeting at Laucala Bay yesterday evening.
“You are the backbone of our healthcare system in Fiji and around the world'” he said.
He added nurses make up more than 50 per cent of the healthcare workforce at the front line and at critical strategic areas of the healthcare delivery system in the country.
“The Annual General Meeting, which has the theme “Nurses a Voice to Lead: Health For All”, is being attended by nurses from around the country including rural nursing stations.
The meeting ends today.