Hemas Hospitals shored up the ranks of its medical staff with a fresh batch of students, who graduated from its School of Nursing during the institute’s annual capping ceremony. 12 students were formally announced as nurses, and 30 received diplomas. Top performers from each of the two groups were Selesha Weerasinghe from the 2015 batch and Dananjaya Anuruddha from the 2016 batch.
“I congratulate every student who successfully completed their training at our School of Nursing. Their extensive preparation has equipped them with all the skills and knowledge necessary to forge a successful nursing career, while also cultivating within them the deeper values of their profession. These include oftentimes going beyond the call of duty and displaying the right attitude when dealing with patients,” said Dr Lakith Peiris, Managing Director, Hemas Hospitals and President, Association of Private Hospitals and Nursing Homes.
Hemas Hospitals’ School of Nursing was set up in 2011. Since then five batches graduate to work at its hospitals in Wattala and Thalawathugoda.
The training institution currently conducts a three-year nursing diploma accredited to the Tertiary and Vocational Education Commission (TVEC). It is also in the process of securing Private Health Services Regulatory Council (PHSRC) registration. The school’s current Principal is J S Delpitiya, former principal of National Nursing School of Kandana.
Wijayanthi Kumari and Chamari Kalupahana are the senior nursing tutors, while Achintha Kumarasinghe and Ishara Wanniarachchi function as junior nursing tutors. Several consultant physicians, paediatricians and doctors serve as visiting lecturers. Students at the School of Nursing are presented with a special financial allowance during their study period. This year, the group entered into a partnership with Manipal Global Education Services in India to offer its nurses to earn a professionally accredited diploma in nursing after training at Manipal Hospital in Bangalore for 14 days.