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EHHC Nurses recognised for Service Excellence


“NOTHING is impossible! If you believe you can… then you will”, these are the inspiring words of Ethekwini Hospital and Heart Centre nurse Holliness Dladla (38) who recently return from United States of America, after having earned her place as South Africa’s Top 4 Nurses for the Discovery Excellence Award for Nurses (DEAN).


This award, a project of Discovery Health recognises hospitals and the nurses they employ, who are nominated, by patients for their caring and excellent attention, resilience and commitment to learning and improving on nursing care.


According to Holliness, this trip is simply one of the rewards of having being chosen for the DEAN Award. News of being selected gave her mixed feeling of happiness and fear, especially as she was to venture out of the country, which she had not done before but this didn’t stop her. She asked limitless questions and researched as much as possible to be prepared for this journey of a lifetime. “I’m so grateful to so many of my managers and colleagues, who went the extra mile and beyond their scope to assist me. I'm short of words in expressing the care, love and support I received from Hospital Manager Mr Niresh Bechan, Matron Indeera Ramphal and Matron Gugu Ngwenya and so many other dear special people in this organisation, who selflessly extended their assistance – even without me having to ask,” said Holliness.


For Holliness, the magnitude of the DEAN Award, became a reality at the gala evening held for the Top 10, in Guateng. Discovery Health CEO Dr Jonathan Broomberg presented the recipients with trophies. Having received her trophy from Dr Bloomberg, made her appreciate how valued and respected nurses truly are.


“Discovery has a huge impact in nursing as a whole. They put a strong foundation into nursing and play an important role in recognising and growing nurses. The competition standards are very high and it challenges you to do an introspection. At first I was so nervous but then I realised, it’s what I do every day with my patients and I was myself,” said Holliness.


Following this glamorous event, the Top 4 nurses, of the DEAN Award, spent two weeks in the USA, experiencing several ‘life changing’ moments, as Holliness describes it. Overwhelmed by the experience, she said, “I never thought that one day I will hold a USA visa and visit Massachusetts General Hospital, such a gigantic hospital and play in the snow in America.” They were given a chance to observe clinical setting, undertook a leadership program, and visited Ether Dome – where anaesthesia was born, experienced simulation laboratory and so much more.


“Thank you Discovery for giving us the opportunity of a lifetime and for encouraging, recognising and acknowledging nurses for the services they render. Thank you to all my patients for recognising me for the care I provided. Thank you to Ethekwini Hospital and Heart Centre for the on-going investment in me. I am truly humbled by all of this, “said Holliness.


She is currently furthering her nursing career and is studying to be a registered nurse. This she is doing fully supported of Ethekwini Hospital and Heart Centre.


The 2016 Discovery Excellence Award for Nurses (DEAN) was recently announced. Two nurses from Ethekwini Hospital and Heart Centre; Mary Kistan and Sue Chetty have been nominated for this award.
We wish Mary and Sue all the best and we will keep you up-to-date on their journey.

 


South Africa’s Top 4 Nurses for the Discovery Excellence Award for Nurses (DEAN) 2015, Holliness Dladla, Mavis Mwale, Thobekile Williams and Simmone Bothma during their visit to Massachusetts General Hospital, United States of America.



DEAN 2016 Award finalist Mary Kistan, Hospital Manager Niresh Bechan, DEAN 2016 Award finalist Sue Chetty and Nursing Manager Indeera Ramphal.

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