“Don’t let a good crisis go to waste…”

  • Annelie Meiring FPNL Member


Winston Churchill is credited with saying, “Never let a good crisis go to waste” with World War ll nearing its end. This quote causes us to look for the silver lining during a crisis.

The past two COVID-19 years taught us to persevere in the most difficult situations at primary care clinics and at the hospitals. Critical ill patients, concerned and very worried family members and friends with very few nurses available, were but a few of the challenges that healthcare leaders had to deal with. To be the nurse, the closest family and friend to each of the patients admitted and in isolation with limited knowledge of what we were dealing with, took courage, energy and tons of patience from each of us. Healthcare workers must be commended for remaining at the coalface and giving hope to their patients.