Health care can only be delivered by excellent team work. I am pleased to see the teams which are working together in our day to day activities.  However we must strive harder to improve team work and pear support. This is possible only with mutual respect and trust. Each and every member of the staff of this hospital is equally valued as an essential part of the team that delivers excellent health care.

All of us, who work in health care, came into the profession to do something for others – to use our skills and abilities to care for and treat patients. One of our values is RESPECT – respect for patients, respect for visitors and respect for each other. That respect works both ways – our staff must be respected for the job they do, the skills and knowledge they bring to care for patients. They have the right to expect to be treated with respect and courtesy by the patients, visitors and the public. Even more they have the rights to expect to be treated with respect and courtesy by their colleagues and superiors and administrations.

I will try to ensure that equality and equity is maintained in this hospital. I seek the cooperation of all my staff – who is my family in this hospital to take the Teaching Hospital Jaffna to great heights. 

I would like to leave you all with this famous quote from Steve Jobs. If we all follow this we could do what he did – Bring the Teaching Hospital Jaffna to great heights.

“Your work is going to fill a large part of your life, and the only way to be truly satisfied is to do what you believe is great work. Also the only way to do great work is to love what you do. If you haven’t found it yet keep looking don’t settle. As with all matters of the heart, you’ll know when you find it”.