The Eastern Cape NNASA branch is made of 5 Hospitals 2 Public and 3 Private Hospitals in the Nelson Mandela Bay District. We held our annual workshop on the 22nd November at Dora Nginza Hospital, Port Elizabeth.
It was clear nurses are hungry for information as attendance was excellent with 100 delegates attending including doctors from District Hospitals, advanced midwifery students from Lilitha College P E campus and neonatal nurses from around the Eastern Cape.
Thanks to generous support from our trade partners we were able to offer the workshop without a registration fee.
Delegates were welcomed by CEO Mr M.P Tsibolane of Dora Nginza Regional Hospital and then followed a packed program with many fascinating topics.
We had varied presenters including et al an ophthalmologist, neonatologist and cardiac specialist. Sr Arna Jenkins from Tygerberg Hospital presented on reducing CLABSI infections and we had Cleft Friends and many more.
The ‘Topic of the Day’ was the Golden Hour by Dr. S Maharaj as it is the starting point for our Neonatal care.
We were so excited to have 20 delegates signing up as new members of NNASA.
Delegates left having been well fed both physically and intellectually.
Having the workshop so close to World Prematurity Day, in theory, was a good plan but in reality was hectic, as we were all busy with facility celebrations for the day. The plan for 2020, therefore, is to have our next workshop in June after our national NNASA conference in Gauteng (For those who aren’t lucky enough to be able to attend the national conference!) We hope to have an even bigger turnout!