Anguilla Social Security Board donates to Nurses Association | THE DAILY HERALD


Rosanna Browne, Public Relations Officer of the Social Security Board and Alicia Haywood, nursing professional.


ANGUILLA–Two nurses from Anguilla are now able to attend the 31st Biennial Conference in Barbados, slated for October, thanks to a donation of US $4,000 from the Social Security Board (SSB) to the Anguilla Nurses Association.

Every two years, the Caribbean Nurses Organization (CNO) holds a weeklong educational conference in one of the organisation’s member countries, which customarily has an attendance of 400-plus nursing professionals. As a member country of the CNO, it is imperative to ensure that the Anguilla Nurses Association (ANA) has representation at the conference. The purpose of the conference includes working towards the promotion of improving standards of nursing care, along with uniting nurses within the Caribbean.

At the last biennial conference held in 2016 in Antigua, five nurses represented the ANA and Anguilla. One of the ANA’s executive members, Alicia Haywood was elected into office as CNO Director for Region II for the period 2016-2018, with the responsibility of stewarding nine CNO member countries. The SSB congratulates Haywood on her election to that post and trusts that her two-year tenure as Director for Region II was successful.

As part of its commitment to improving the quality of life for all, the SSB supports the attendance of nursing professionals from the ANA at the upcoming conference. Browne said, “The Board feels that the exposure to the knowledge and information shared at this educational conference, as well as the interaction and networking with their peers from the Caribbean and further afield, will be of some benefit to the ANA’s participants, to assist them with improving the standards of nursing care in Anguilla.”

Source: The Daily Herald