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News in brief - Date: 19 May 2019
Written by: Kaizer Nengovhela / Viewed: 1081
Several dedicated employees of the Elim Hospital received certificates and trophies in recognition of their hard work during a ceremony that was recently held at the Buba Lodge.
The chief executive officer of the hospital, Mr Pfuluwani Matodzi, said that the main objective of the awards was to acknowledge employees who had put extra effort into their duties. He added that the excellence awards were held in line with the “putting people first” principle. He said they decided to start the awards initiative to boost staff morale by rewarding excellence.
"But there are great men and women who are doing well every day, and we hope that this will cascade to the rest of the staff," he said.
The guest speaker, MEC for Health Dr Phophi Ramathuba, said that the awards were given because of evidence of providing quality services to the patients. “Employees are rewarded based on what the patients perceive as good quality at the hospital. These include accessibility to care, good communication with patients, safety, comfort and prevention of clinical errors.”
Ms Nancy Miyeni, who was best operations manager, said she was honoured by the recognition. "I am very happy. It's nice to know that during all the chaos and burnout there is something good," she said.
Chief Mulweli Nesengani presents a trophy to the MEC for Health, Dr Phophi Ramathuba, for providing the best leadership. Cllr David Ndou looks on.
Kaizer Nengovhela started writing stories for Limpopo Mirror more than a decade ago, in 2 000. Prior to that he had a five year stint at Phala-Phala FM as sports presenter. In 2005 Kaizer received an award from the province's premier as Best Sports Presenter. The same year he was also nominated as Best Sports Reporter by the Makhado Municipality. Kaizer was awarded the Mathatha Tsedu award in 2014.