Private nursing care in Zamboanga City PDF Print E-mail
Friday, 04 March 2011 15:45

If it weren’t for the confinement of the father of a close friend, I didn’t know that there is an association of Special Private Nurses (SPN) in Zamboanga City -  the Zamboanga City Private Duty Nurses Association which is being spearheaded by Anita Bancairin. It’s a group of registered and experienced nurses who offers special care of patients in a hospital or the privacy of their homes.

My friend said they are angels because they are taking care of his father while he is at work. He could not afford to stay in the hospital 24 hours 7 days a week. This is also the same for his brothers and sisters. And since they love their father so much, who is in a critical condition, they hired SPN services to take care of him every minute.

Even if they are in the hospital, my friend said, they can only watch. They feel depress seeing their father suffer (but can’t show him). There was a time they frantic when their father was not responding well to the antibiotics. Worse, one time, his dad removed his oxygen mask because of irritation. Good thing the SPN was there to put it back fast. Whew!

Although there are hospital nurses, they could not give special attention to all hospital patients every hour. One could only see them when they go around giving medicines or accompanying a doctor. You can call them for emergency reasons but aside from that you have to transact with them at the nursing station.

Sad to say, I observed that people can’t feel the connection of TLC (Tender Loving Care) of nurse based station to their patients. When my Dad was confined last month, I got only “Isang Tanong, Isang Sagot” treatment. It seems my Dad is just one of their hospital statistics.

SPN are more hardworking, dedicated, flexible, alert, very patient, and can work under pressure, my friend shared. He would like (his Papang who made a special request to me) to thank his SPNs Darwisa Limpasan,Jeejam Villa, Clairmine Paragas, Rhea Victoria Eraham, and Mark delas Penas for taking good care of him.

Dad Joe, get well soon. We miss your smile and wisdom.


(Jeremiah 30:17). “But I will restore you to health and heal your wounds,' declares the LORD. "When a man is gloomy, everything seems to go wrong; when he is cheerful (and full of hope), everything seems right."  (Proverbs 15:15).