Remembering the nurses and caregivers who died.
|Article Type:||Brief article|
Trade and professional associations (Services)
|Publication:||Name: Kai Tiaki: Nursing New Zealand Publisher: New Zealand Nurses' Organisation Audience: Trade Format: Magazine/Journal Subject: Health; Health care industry Copyright: COPYRIGHT 2011 New Zealand Nurses' Organisation ISSN: 1173-2032|
|Issue:||Date: May, 2011 Source Volume: 17 Source Issue: 4|
|Topic:||Event Code: 360 Services information|
|Product:||Product Code: 8043100 Nurses; 8620000 Professional Membership Assns NAICS Code: 621399 Offices of All Other Miscellaneous Health Practitioners; 81392 Professional Organizations SIC Code: 8621 Professional organizations|
|Geographic:||Geographic Scope: New Zealand Geographic Code: 8NEWZ New Zealand|
NZNO pays tribute to five of its members who died in the February
22 earthquake in Christchurch. Three of the nurses worked at the Clinic,
the GP practice located on the fourth floor of the CTV building. Of the
13 staff working there that morning, only one was pulled out alive. The
dead included NZNO members and practice nurses Jane Grant, Teresa McLean
and Patricia Stephenson. Former colleague Sarah Foley, who had left the
Clinic three months before the earthquake, said the death of the three
nurses, who all left families behind them, still felt rather surreal and
was extremely sad. NZNO caregiver member Ivy Jane Cabunilas from the
Philippines also died in the CTV building, where she was attending the
Kings Language School to complete her International English Language
Testing System qualification. She had worked at Cashmere View Rest-home
and Hospital for five years. Another caregiver from the Philippines,
Rhea Sumalpong, is still listed as missing at the CTV building.
A well respected clinical team co-ordinator at Christchurch Hospital, Eoin McKenna, died when falling debris crushed his car on Manchester St. Irish-born McKenna married a New Zealander, Sarah McKenna, whom he met while working in Saudi Arabia, and had two young children. He had worked at Christchurch Hospital since 2003, initially as a clinical nurse specialist in the emergency department. McKenna's family travelled to New Zealand to take his body back to Ireland for burial.
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