The National – Thursday, December 30, 2010
By SAMUEL RAITANO
THE Port Moresby General Hospital (PMGH) staff have been commended for their commitment in serving patients this year.
Chief executive officer Sam Vegogo in his Christmas and New Year message thanked all staff for their commitment and dedication during the year which has ends tomorrow.
Vegogo acknowledged those who had risen up to the pressure and demands in their field of work to serve those who needed their service.
“Despite shortcomings, we may have encountered along the way, we as a 24-hour service entity, have an opportunity to rest our minds from the hectic schedules during this festive season for another year of work,” he said.
He expressed confidence that there was no shortage of expertise and professionalism, especially in the clinical fields and the progress and improvement of service delivery for PMGH was looking good.
While looking forward to next year, he urged all staff to work together in supporting each other and correcting errors for a better service delivery.
“Most importantly we need to change our attitude and focus on our primary responsibility; to serve those who are sick and dying,” Vegogo said.
Meanwhile random interviews of patients by The National revealed that many appreciated the efforts of the hospital staff for helping them stay alive and well.
Patient Jimmy Maino said: “Mipla hamamas na tok tenkyu tru long ol nurse na dokta husat isave wokim bikpla hatwok na deti work long lukim mipla stap laip na helti. Tenkyu tru.” (We are glad and thankful to nurses and doctors for the hard and dirty work that they do to keep us alive and healthy. Thank you so much).