Canadian-born Ghanaian actress and TV personality Haillie Sumney has urged companies in the country especially health facilities to pay more attention to their staff and also pay them well.
According to her, she was a practicing nurse while in United Stated but quit her job when she decided to relocate back to Ghana and upon reaching here, the health care system in the country did not encourage her to continue her practice as a nurse.
Answering to why she did not continue the practice back in Ghana she told Foster Romanus on e.TV Ghana’s Late Nite Celebrity Show, “That would have been amazing but to be frank, we have to work a lot more on our health care system and also work on paying our workers very well”.
Comparing her observations in Ghana to that of her experience as a nurse in the United States she emphasized that, health care workers are not being paid as much as they deserve and our health care system in general still needs a lot of work to improve it’s productivity.
Being one who has also been passionate about the health and well being of others she mentioned that, “When I was doing my Philanthropy and donating to hospitals, I saw the conditions at the facilities and it was nothing that encouraged me to want to work in any hospital in the country”.
She believes that if health care workers are paid well and given more attention it will help with the improvement of the health care system and also encourage more people to pursue the practice.
Haillie however shared that in her own way of helping the situation she has started a foundation called, the Haillie Sumney foundation and she looks forward to using the platform to help the health care facilities and workers in the country in whichever way possible that she can.
By: Gyamfuah Owusu-Ackom