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An appreciation / retirement luncheon in honour of Mrs Beverly Turnquest-Ford, Deputy Director of Nursing

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Title:
An appreciation / retirement luncheon in honour of Mrs Beverly Turnquest-Ford, Deputy Director of Nursing
Physical Description:
22 p. : ill. ; 29 cm.
Language:
English
Creator:
Ministry of Health & Environment
Publisher:
Ministry of Health & Environment
Place of Publication:
Nassau, Bahamas
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Subjects / Keywords:
Nurses -- Biography -- Bahamas   ( lcsh )
Ford, Beverly Erma Turnquest, 1935-2014
Genre:
individual biography   ( marcgt )

Notes

General Note:
Commemorative booklet for the retirement luncheon for Beverly Ford heldon Septemper 25, 1994 at the Carnival Crystal Palace, Cable Beach, Nassau, Bahamas.
General Note:
Biography of Nurse Ford is found on p. 5
Statement of Responsibility:
under the patronage of the Nursing Advisory Committee, Ministry of Health & Environment

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Source Institution:
Hilda Bowen Library
Holding Location:
Hilda Bowen Library
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All rights reserved by the source institution.
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AA00025473:00001


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.... Deputy D irector of Nursing tfw tfw Sunday, September 25, 1994 at 12:30 p.m. CARNIVAL C YSTAL PALACE Cable Beach Nassau, Bahamas

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Tribute to Mrs. Beverly Turnquest-Ford From Senator, The Honourable Dr. Ivy L. Dumont Minister of Health and Environment I wish to congratulate Mrs. Beverly Turnquest-Ford on the occasion of her retirement from a life of official public service. I have no doubt she will continue to perform service to the public as long as she is able to do so Although Mrs. Ford's and my family share a very long and close association, I have come to know her well only in the last few years. Hence, her training and service as a nurse are not personally known to me. Quiet and self-effacing to the uninitiated, Mrs. Ford has impressed me as a "steel magnolia". There is a strength and sense of purpose in her character that was evident in the direct and forceful manner in which she performed her supervisory and management duties as Acting Director of Nursing. In particular, Mrs. Ford's eye and ear for the less than obvious was quite remarkable. I wish for Mrs. Ford a long and happy 'formal' retirement. I look forward to our continuing relationship in other areas of Christian endeavour. God bless! IVY L. DUMONT Minister of Health and Environment

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2 Message from the Chief Medical Officer I am delighted to have been afforded the opportunity to pay tribute to Mrs. Beverly Ford on the occasion of her appreciation retirement luncheon. I sincerely regret that due to my attendance at the Washington Meeting of the Pan American Health Organization, I am unable to be physically present at the luncheon, but be assured that my thoughts are with you. My professional relationship with Mrs. Ford dates back to 1979 when I returned to The Bahamas as Deputy Chief Medical Officer. It was the same year in which she transferred to the Community Nursing Service in the Public Health Department. At the time, I had responsibility for the Community and Family Island health services and I saw at firsthand the concern which Mrs. Ford held, particularly for the Family Island staff. In her quiet, unobtrusive way she got on with the job at hand. I also noted that although she appeared to be quiet, she also demonstrated firmness if she felt that the nursing team were being unfairly treated. I extend best wishes for a long and pleasant retirement and I am sure that she will now spend much more of her time in her other vocation, namely Holy Cross Parish, Highbury Park. VERNELL T. ALLEN Chief Medical Officer

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Tribute to Mrs. Beverly Turnquest-Ford Mrs. Beverly Ford's contribution to the development of Health Care in The Bahamas is a matter of record-a record which stands out because of its quality During her tenure of Public Service, she has been responsible for molding and guiding the liv e s of many Health Care profe ssionals who have become role models to the nursing profession. The Ministry of H ealth and Environment i s indeed grateful for the contribution made by Mrs. Ford and wish her a happy retir e ment. May God bless you. JOSHUA S E ARS Permanent Secretary 3

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4 A Tribute from Mary L. Johnson Acting Director of Nursing Ministry of Health and Environment I am pleased to pay tribute to a dedicated nurse whose tenure in the public service spans a period of more than forty (40) years. My earliest encounter with this elegant gracious lady, was in August 1960 when she commenced duties as a Ward Sister at the Princess Margaret Hospital, following completion of studies in the United Kingdom. Over the years as a junior officer, I have had many opportunities to observe her performance at a distance, and also at close range, as a colleague on the Nursing Advisory Committee. Although quiet in disposition, this warm, pleasant, caring, generous nurse is a woman of tremendous strength and fortitude, who has contributed significantly to the profession of nursing, and the Health Care Services. Indeed, she is regarded as one of the pioneers, in Bahamian nursing. Her poise, finesse unassuming manner and application of Christian principles has brought much dignity and stability to the profession. On behalf of all the nurses of the Ministry of Health and Environment, I extend our best wishes for a long and happy retirement. We wish you and your family blessings unlimited, as you move into this new phase of your life. MARY L. JOHNSON Acting Director of Nursing

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Mrs. Beverly Erma Ford formerly Turnquest, was educated at St. John's College, where she received the Cambridge Junior and Senior Certificates. One of the first students of that institution when it opened in 1947, she graduated in 1952. She then joined the Bahamas Blood Bank at the then Bahamas General Hospital. In 1954, Mrs. Ford traveled to the United Kingdom to pursue studies in Nursing and in 1957 she received the State Registered Nurses Certificate at Orpington and Seven Oaks Hospital in Kent. Parts I and II of the Midwifery Certificate took her to Dulwich Hospital in London and Colchester Maternity Hospital in Essex from 1958-1959. In August of 1959 she entered Brompton Hospital, London, to study diseases of the chest and here she received the British Tuberculosis Association certificate in July of 1960. Mrs. Ford joined the staff of the Princess Margaret Hospital as a Nursing Sister in August of 1960. In 1962 she was transferred to the new King George Memorial Chest Wing, because of her experience with diseases to the chest. Mrs. Ford also assisted in the setting up of the newly built Eye Wing. In 1969, she entered the University of the West Indies where she received the Certificate of Nursing Administration in 1970, and was promoted to Senior Nursing Officer on her return home. She served for two years as Out Island Nursing Sister which gave her the opportunity to visit all of the Family Islands and clinics in The Bahamas until 1972. She then returned to the Princess Margaret Hospital as Supervisor of the Medical Area. In 1979, Mrs. Ford was transferred to the Community Nursing Service where she was promoted to Principal Nursing Officer. One of the highlights of her work there; the establishment of the Carmichael Road Clinic from a satellite to a full service clinic, the forerunner of the Flamingo Gardens Clinic. In 1983, Mrs. Ford became Principal Nursing Officer of Sandilands Rehabilitation Center. This was at the height of the drug problem in The Bahamas and at this time a special unit for drug abuse patients, the Lignum Vitae Unit was established. In 1986, she was promoted to Deputy Director of Nursing and was transferred to the Ministry of Health Headquarters. In 1990, she became a part of the newly formed management team of the Community Health Service, and acted as Administrator during the absence of the Administrator in 1992-1993. Mrs. Ford acted as the first Registrar of the Nursing Council of The Bahamas of which she is presently a member. She holds registration with the Nursing Council of England and Wales. She has attended many professional workshops both at home and abroad including the Caribbean Standards of Nursing Care and the Role of the Nurse in Prevention and Control of HIV infections. After these workshops, she was responsible for sensitizing nurses in these topical areas. She has assisted in the education and training of nurses and has served on the Examinations Committee for many years. A member of the Anglican Church, Mrs. Ford along with her husband Gurth and her two sons Gurth II and Mark worship at Holy Cross Parish in Highbury Park. Her goal on retirement is to be supportive of family and friends and to assist in the community wherever she can. 5

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6 u n The Members of the NURSING ADVISORY COMMinEE Proudly Salute and Honour MRS. BEVERLY FORD For your invaluable contribution to the profession of nursing during your tenure of unselfish service 1954-1994 May God bless you and grant you Health and Happiness as you enter this new phase of your life MS. MARY JOHNSON MRS. JENNIE ISAACS MRS. CELESTE LOCKHART MRS. THEDA GODET MS. DORPHANY SIMMONS MS. SYLVIA DAVIS

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Con3ratulations REV on A well deserved retirement Love GEORGE and ALL THE FAMILY 7

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and jwt a and fwppJJ-fJumt BASIL AND ROBERTA SANDS AND FAMILY CARVER AND VERONICA GRANT AND FAMILY DR. JEAN TURNQUEST-MILLER AND FAMILY 9

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10 The Staff of ELIZABETH ESTATES AND FOX HILL CLINICS The Deputy Director of Nursing MRS. BEVERLY FORD o-.n eft a bR To MRS. EEVER.LY fORD Deputy Director of Nursing As you recall your many accomplishments from day one. May you have a healthful, peaceful and spiritual filled retirement. With much gratitude, love and appreciation. From the staff of ANN'S TOWN CLfNfC Co THE NURSES RECOGNITION COMMITTEE

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., The Nursing Council of the Commonwealth of The Bahamas Cc .Mtu The Deputy Director of Nursing MRS. BEVERLY FORD on the completion of her nursing career and extends The Association of the Commonwealth of The Bahamas MRS. BEVERLY FORD For the contributions she has made to the Profession of Nursing I 11

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12 * *PROGRAMME * MISTRESS OF CEREMONY ........... ......................................................... Miss Mary L. Johnson, Acting Director of Nursing NATIONAL ANTHEM INVOCATION ................................................................................................. Canon Neil Roache WELCOME REMARKS ............................................................................. Mrs. Emily Osadebay, * *LUNCH* * Senior Nursing Officer, Princess Margaret Hospital TRIBUTES ........................................................................................................ Mr. Calvin Johnson, Parliamentary Secretary TRIBUTES ......... ................... ...................................... ............... ........ Mrs. Ironaca Morris-Baker, Former Director of Nursing Mrs. Celeste Lockhart, Principal Nursing Officer Community Nursing Service ENTERTAINMENT ............................................................................ ..... ...... Mr. Kenneth Stuart, "Monkey Man" PRESENTATIONS VOTE OF THANKS ............................................................................. Ms. Dorphany Simmons, Acting Principal Nursing Officer, Sandilands Rehabilitation Centre BENEDICTION ...... ............ .... .............. ............................................................ Canon Neil Roache

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* *LUNCH MENU * CONCH CHOWDER * ** RAINBOW SALAD * * * HALF ROASTED CHICKEN * * * PEAS 'N' RICE * * * BROCCOLI POLONAISE * * * TROPICAL CHEESE CAKE * * * FRUIT PUNCH DRINK * * * COFFEE/TEA 13

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14 ...,., :: The Provost, Faculty of the Division of Nursing and Health Sciences, Faculty of Ministry of Health and Environment And all support staff of: GROSVENOR CLOSE CAMPUS COLLEGE OF THE BAHAMAS (previously, The Bahamas School of Nursing) MRS. BEVERLY FORD For her many years of valuable contribution to the profession of Nursing and support to Nurse Education. May God Richly Bless You!

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(7.o m i_ Hospital Management ContiDittee, Staff and Patients of SANDILANDS REHABILITATION CENTER 15

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We, the staff of POSTNATAL SERVICES extend our sincere congratulations and best wishes to MRS. BEVERLY FORD on her retirement after such long and dedicated service to the people of the Commonwealth of The Bahamas. God bless and keep you To MRS. BEVERLY FORD May God continue to strengthen you as you begin a new phase in your life committed to your church and family from staff of SCHOOL HEALTH SERVICE .. PUBLIC HEALTH DEPARTMENT .. Congratulations for your contribution to the Nursing Profession. May you receive God's blessing continually. from the staff of artd YJe Jt on your retirement to the Deputy Director of Nursing MRS. BEVERLY FORD jk;m the staff of COCONUT GROVE CLINIC

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18 BBVBKLY ERMA FORD Wife, Mother, Friend and most of all loved one from her husband Gurth and her two sons Gurth II (jack) and Mark Zachany. You have served your country well. We wish you a happy and fun filled retirement. I am greatly pleased to pay tribute to my loving wife, whose knowledge and understanding, performance and ability, leadership and compassion, in the nursing profession have fostered a great love and respect from not only others of her chosen field of occupation, but the immediate family, church family, and community. I have the privilege of being her husband for twenty-six years and view her a s a "Pillar of strength" in my life. God bless you dearest on this your retirement from the Public Service

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Gurth F rd Congratulations to MitS. BEVEitLY FOitD from HOLY CROSS A.C.W.

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M OV I!NA BOWE-C L A pNDA WLSON ZO NA MGNCU R VANESSA SMA LL J UDY MI)E BRICE, Recording Se D ULCIE PRATI WILLA MA E OTMORE


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