Nov 17 - GHA School Of Health Studies Presentation Of Certificates And Awards

The Gibraltar Health Authority School of Health Studies will hold a ceremony for the presentation of certificates and awards at noon on Wednesday 19th November 2014 at the Central Hall.

There are various groups receiving the awards:

- Twenty staff will be awarded the Diploma Level 5 qualification in Leadership and Management. In addition one member of staff will be awarded the Certificate Level 4 qualification in Leadership and Management with the Chartered Management Institute accreditation.

- Fourteen Enrolled Nurses will be awarded certificates of registration with the Gibraltar Nurses, Midwives and Health Visitors Registration Board and the QCF level 3 certificate.

- Twenty staff will be awarded QCF level 2 Health and Social Care. Five staff awarded the A1 Assessors Certificate.

The GHA is recognising academic and vocational achievements on this very special occasion for all those who have undertaken and been successful in achieving their endeavours. This is not just a celebration of individual, personal achievement but it also recognises contributions made by the staff, the School of Health Studies and the GHA as a whole.

The School of Health Studies is at the heart of health care provision in Gibraltar. It offers health care education to a variety of staff in a number of health care settings providing high quality education that is delivered locally. This is an important part of the GHA strategy that strives to generate greater focus towards improving patient care which is sensitive to the needs of our community, driven by a strong sense of vocation that aims to provide patients with the highest standards of care.

Commenting on the event, Minister for Health Dr John Cortes said, "We are delighted to make these awards and in so doing celebrate and recognise the achievements of GHA staff. I am particularly pleased that Gibraltar is once again training and recognising Enrolled Nurses, something that this Government introduced last year after many years’ absence. This has provided an opportunity for nurses to progress locally at all levels. Ultimately all these initiatives will lead to greater job satisfaction and improved patient care.”