ABOUT: WHO WE ARE
In 2015 a group of Christian nurses, business men and women from Connect Church in Cape Town, met together for the first time. They shared a deep concern for the critical shortage of professional and specialty nurses currently employed by the National Department of Health – NDoH. After many hours of research, meeting with leaders in various Public Hospitals and the Health Department, The Exceptional Nurse Campaign – Campaign TEN was born.
We are a non-government, not for profit organization presently being registered with the Master of the High Court, the Department of Social Development and SARS.
THE PROBLEM: This reported staff shortage in many Government Facilities is causing a serious decline in Health Service Delivery. Resources are being stretched beyond limits, resulting in preventable suffering and death. Working conditions are extremely challenging. Morale among nursing staff is low compounded by the increasing patient to nurse ratio: 25 > 1. Unless this crisis is acknowledged by government leaders, and drastic measures taken, the situation will continue to decline. As concerned citizens, we cannot simply turn away, without doing SOMETHING to address this crisis.
VISION EXCEPTIONAL: WHAT WE HOPE TO SEE
To see EXCEPTIONAL NURSING CARE practised by compassionate, committed, competent and courageous professionals in every hospital and clinic in South Africa.
The patient to nurse ratio decrease to a responsible figure: 10 to 1.
Exceptional compassion, commitment, competence and courage (the 4 Cs). Respect, Honesty, Integrity.
VALUE STATEMENT: We believe
- That God has a plan and purpose for each person’s life
- That every life is precious
- That all people deserve respect
- That good healthcare should not be a luxury but a necessity
- That equity is the first step towards restoration
- That honesty and integrity is the foundation of all relationships
What’s meant to be is up to ME! BE the change!