NORTH GRENVILLE, ON - May 8 – 14 marks National Nursing Week, an opportunity to acknowledge the incredible work and dedication of nurses across the country.
It also marks the contributions of Florence Nightingale, the founder of modern nursing, and whose birthday was May 12.
“On behalf of Council and the Municipality of North Grenville, we wish to thank nurses in our community and across the country. This week is an opportunity to recognize and celebrate nurses for their contributions to helping people live healthier lives,” emphasized Mayor Nancy Peckford.
“Nurses Registered nurses, registered practical nurses and nurse practitioners are on the front lines, dedicated to their patient’s care, and are a key component of the health-care system,” added Mayor Peckford.
This year’s theme, “Our Nurses. Our Future” showcases the many roles nurses play in a patient’s healthcare journey. The pandemic brought to light the courage and commitment that nurses work under every day and highlighted the important role that nurses play in the community.
Nurses and all healthcare workers continue to provide quality care in our hospitals, long-term care homes, community organizations and in patients’ homes throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, arguably the country’s worst health-care crisis in modern time.
Councillor Doreen O’Sullivan, a registered nurse for over 40 years also noted that, “nursing is one of those professions that has touched the lives of everyone. Nurses are passionate and dedicated to helping and improving lives, and this week highlights the important role nurses play in the community.”
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