Filipino nurses lauded for good services

Filipino nurses lauded for good services
Updated 15 October 2014

Filipino nurses lauded for good services

Filipino nurses lauded for good services

Filipino nurses at the Buraidah Central Hospital (BCH) in Qassim gave a warm send-off to two of their dedicated colleagues, who left the Kingdom after 35 years of their services.
Ahmad Abdullah Al-Omar, hospital director, gave them plaques of appreciation during a fitting ceremony for their dedicated service to Saudis and foreigners alike at the 315-bed medical facility.
The two nurses were Elercy Cruz of Bangui town in the Pangasinan province and Zenaida Lescano of Orani, Bataan northwest of Manila.
Edna S. Jampil, BCH assistant nursing director, said that Cruz and Lescano were not only good colleagues, but also personal friends.
“I wish they were still with us. For community service on weekends, they’d look for medicine that could be given free of charge to Filipino compatriots seeking medical help,” she said.
“While we miss them, we have their good memories to remember them.
They indeed showed how good and noble the nursing profession could be,” she said recollecting about their caring attitude and selfless services.
“They were very good. They’d go out of their way to help patients even after their duty. They showed nursing professionalism at work,” Fe M. Gatbonton, in-service control practitioner at the hospital, told Arab News.
“When I joined the hospital in 1991, they were already here, showing professionalism and compassion and keeping calm under stress. They were the epitome of the model Filipino nurse,” said Gatbonton, who received her nursing degree from the Far Eastern University (FEU) in Manila in 1980.
Even colleagues at other medical facilities, such as Cora A. Flores from a medical facility in Qassim, attested to how good were they as nurses.
“Elercy and Zenaida were really good nurses,” said Flores, who comes from Quirino in the Nueva Vizcaya province northeast of Manila.
Cruz and Lescano were leaving as they want to join their families back home and to spend rest of their time with them, their colleagues said.
“They’ll always be remembered as nurses and as individuals,” Flores said.