May 9-15 is National Nursing week, a time to honour the pillars of our health care system who work tirelessly to care for their patients and communities and make Canada a better place to live.
This year’s theme is We Answer The Call. The theme speaks to the many roles nurses play in a patient’s health journey. For many people, nurses are the heart of our health care system. For our loved ones, you are often their voice. In situations where outcomes are not positive, you provide dignity and comfort. Not just for your patients but for their families as well.
I am proud to say my mom was a nurse’s aid and that she worked in a nursing home. I believe her profession helped shape our family into a very caring family. You help us build caring societies and today we need that more than ever. On behalf of my family and our community, thank you for all that you do.