Each year since 2011, Life Healthcare has held a Great 100 Nurses Celebration to honour 100 nurses who have made a significant difference to the profession of nursing and in the lives of patients, peers, students and the community.
These nurses can be from any of the Life Healthcare hospitals, Life Esidimeni and Life Occupational Health. Colleagues, line managers, doctors and non-nursing personnel nominate nurses based on the following criteria:
- Compassionate caregiving
- Clinical competence
- Leadership qualities
To date, 600 nurses have been selected as Great 100 winners. These nurses are nursing ambassadors and role models for Life Healthcare and the profession in general. The award allows recipients to join a prestigious group of nurses in transforming nursing care at the bedside, and thus improving the patient experience and outcomes.