Anguilla Represented at 30th Biennial Caribbean Nurses Organisation (CNO) Conference

By anguillian October 31, 2016 09:13





Nurses from Anguilla at Conference

Five (5) members of the Anguilla Nurses Association Ms. Fola Richardson – Acting Vice President and Treasurer, Ms. Erdelle Flemming –Public Relations Officer, Ms. Ingrid Queely, Ms. Sherma Richardson and Mrs. Alicia Haywood returned to the island Sunday October 23rd after attending the 30th Biennial Conference of the Caribbean Nurses Organisation (CNO) in Antigua from 16th- 22st October. The prestigious event was attended by over 300 nursing personnel representing twenty (20) countries within the region, American and Canada under the theme “Nurses and Midwives, Pioneers in Healthcare”
The week emphasized the complexity of the task ahead for the nurse of today and prepared the attending nurses with the necessary knowledge and skills to readily acknowledge the opportunities and challenges before them and prepare them to revitalize the health care industry to ensure high quality, cost effective health care and improved health outcomes for the population.
The Association was pleased to see one of its members, Mrs. Alicia Haywood voted as Regional Director for Region 2 2016-2018. This means that Mrs. Haywood will serve on the CNO Executive Board during this period. Mrs. Haywood would have responsibilities for the islands of Aruba, St. Kitts/Nevis, St. Thomas, St. Croix, Puerto Rico, British Virgin Islands, the Netherlands Antilles, CANA, Venezuela and Anguilla. Mrs. Haywood is a senior nurse in Anguilla with over 23 years as a Registered Nurse Midwife and over 18 years’ experience as a Manager. She currently serves as Departmental Manger at the Princess Alexandra Hospital in the Health Authority where she has acted as Director of Nursing Services for extended periods at times.
In regards to her new appointment Mrs. Haywood has indicated that she is excited to be given the opportunity to be the link between the Islands in Region 2 and the Board of the Caribbean Nurses Organization. She further explains that her appointment will allow for networking, teamwork and comradery with Nurses Associations in the other islands and also affords her the opportunity for growth and development as a leader. “We can be our brother’s keeper and work in unison to strengthen nursing across the Caribbean and the Americas” said Nurse Haywood.
Mrs. Twyla Richardson, President of Anguilla Nurses Association express her gratitude to those who donated to ensure Anguilla was represented at the conference. Your support is heartfelt and we thank you greatly! The main sponsors included the Health Authority of Anguilla, The Anguilla Social Security, Digicel, Lloyds Bed and Breakfast, Ms. Palmovan Webster, Mr. Raymond Proctor, and Anglec.
The Anguilla Nurses Association intends to ensure that the knowledge gained by participants during the conference will be imparted on colleagues and respective stakeholders. The association look forward to having Anguilla represented in Barbados at the 31th Biennial Conference in 2018 as the nurses attendance to these conferences are vital to the development of the nursing profession. It provides the opportunity to interact with other nurses, to share information and to gain experience from the group participations.

– Press Release
(Published without editing by The Anguillian newspaper.)

By anguillian October 31, 2016 09:13


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