Nurses Week 2014 begins today at the Niagara Health System, and it is a great opportunity for us to recognize the work our nurses do to provide quality healthcare to the residents of Niagara.
“Nursing is a profession like no other,” says Derek McNally, Executive Vice President Clinical Services and Chief Nursing Executive. “Twenty four hours a day, seven days a week, our nurses go the extra mile to provide for the needs of our patients. The impact of their contributions is felt in every aspect of care across our hospital system.”
At 1,800 strong, our Nurse Practitioners, Registered Nurses and Registered Practical Nurses make up almost half of the total NHS staff complement, caring for an estimated 500,000 patients each year.
“There are many examples within the NHS of our nurses providing our patients and families with world-class care and caring,” says Mr. McNally. “Our nurses make a difference to our patients and their loved ones at some of the most challenging and happiest times of their lives, and I would like to take this opportunity to publicly thank them for all that they do.”
Nurses Week is being celebrated across Canada. Recognition events in Niagara include Celebration Teas at each of our sites, a Nursing Dinner and Nursing Excellence Awards. Awards will be given out at the Nursing Dinner to recipients who have been nominated by their peers from across Niagara.
Nurses Week Awards, Monday, May 12, 2014
Club Italia, 2525 Montrose Road, Niagara Falls
7:30 p.m.: Nursing Awards presented to recipients from across Niagara
Caroline Bourque Wiley, Manager, Communications, 905-378-4647, ext. 43113; firstname.lastname@example.org.