DENOSA awarded the most caring nurses in the province on Friday night when it recognised their hard work at Horseshoe Hotel in Kimberley. MEC of Health in the province, Lebogang Motlhaping was among the attendees, and so was Acting HOD, Ms Wookey.
Kenyaditswe Rooibaatjie from Kimberley Hospital Complex was the overall provincial winner, competing with winners from the province’s regions. Congratulations to Kenyaditswe Rooibaatjie for winning the coveted award.
She will be representing Northern Cape at the national finalist of the Marilyn Lahana Caring Awards to be held at the CSIR in Pretoria on 24 November 2016.
Marilyn Lahana Caring Awards is an annual DENOSA event, in collaboration with the Marilyn Lahana Caring Trust, which acknowledges and rewards nursing excellence throughout the country. The award is given to nurses who have shown great commitment, dedication and selflessness when caring for patients. Nurses are nominated by fellow nurses, community members and former patients. The awards are named after Marilyn Lahana, a Johannesburg nurse whose work of courage and selflessness saw her contracting Ebola virus from a patient that she cared for comprehensively and she died on 24 November 1995. A year later, the awards named after her were established. This year is the 20th year since the awards were established. The Lahana family always attend the event, and this year will see the children of Marilyn Lahana attending from the UK.
The awards are held provincially, and provincial winners become national finalists representing their provinces. The national final award ceremony will be held at the CSIR in Pretoria on 24 November.