The Ministry of Health has paid tribute to the late Sister Norma Elma Dougan, former Principal Nursing Officer, who died on Sunday August 2nd.
The Ministry says in a statement that Sister Dougan who joined the Nursing Profession here in 1967, worked diligently and was considered as a nurse whose bedside manner was truly exceptional.
According to the Ministry of Health, Sister Dougan is considered to have revolutionized Nursing Education here in St Vincent and the Grenadines, and her sterling contribution as a Nursing Tutor resulted in her appointment to the post of Senior Nursing Officer at the School of Nursing on July 1, 1975.
Mrs. Dougan, OBE, has been described as a wonderful human being, an exceptionally talented nurse, and the consummate professional, one who set very high standards and principles for her students, and also for the qualified nurses.
The Minister of Health and the entire range of professionals within the Ministry of Health, Wellness and the Environment, used the opportunity to convey condolences to the relatives of this distinguished public servant who retired as Principal Nursing Officer on June 4, 1997.
She will be laid to rest at the St. Paul’s Anglican Church Yard in Calliaqua today, following the Funeral Service which begins at three this afternoon.