Glenda Rabess (left) receiving her award

Tarnie Green and Glenda Rabess, with average scores of 97 percent, were judged by the nursing Administration of the Princess Margaret Hospital as being the most outstanding ward aides for the year 2012.

The two individuals along with 20 other outstanding ward aides were recognized at an awards ceremony held recently at the Public Service Union building.

The awards ceremony, the first of its kind to be held in the history of the hospital administration was held under the theme: “A caring attitude making a difference.”

Matron of the Princess Margaret Hospital Letitia Lestrade-Wyke said a number of areas of assessment were used in coming to the final conclusion.

“A checklist was developed and a rating scale of one to four was applied,” she explained. “The areas of assessment included general work conduct, customer service, and managing work. Each ward sister was given the checklist which they used to rate the officers under their supervision. They then submitted the names and completed checklist of the two top officers in their unit. The checklists were reviewed and cross checked. It was unanimously agreed upon by the matron and the department of nurses that all officers who received a rating of ninety percent and above would be recognized.”

Tarnie Green receives her award

Ward Aides Coordinator Susan Sampson, in congratulating the awardees, said a proper attitude is a major key in making a difference.  The ward aides were reminded that focusing on caring of people is vital because without this focus one will fail in many aspects of life.

“Attitude makes such a difference as to how they carry out their duties and functions” she said.

Other ward aides recognized included Jefferson Antoine, Julia Thomas, Simon Gage, Philbert Fritz, Joselle Davis, Gloria Laud, Vern Esprit, Yolanda Christian, Alex Frampton, Ramona Vigilante, Josette Germaine, Gith Vidal, Karen George, Anita Casimir, Aarolyn Lloyd, Cheryl Lee, Christine Morgan, Vernonique Roberts, Marvlyn Barry and Rosette Ernest.

Special awards were also presented to Hilda Rhyner, Patricia David, Annie Brown and Athenia Harris.

Retired ward aides including Gemma Bethelmie, Christianie Lawrence Joan Ettinoffe and Maureen Fritz received recognition certificates.