Hospital celebrates Nurses Week with “virtual hugs”

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In honour of National Nursing Week 2020, the Deep River and District Hospital, Four Seasons Lodge, and North Renfrew Family Health Team is sending acknowledgement and thanks to all of nursing staff including Registered Nurses, Registered Practical Nurses, Nurse Practitioners, nursing students, and Personal Support Workers for the work that they do every single day.

Nursing is a profession requiring knowledge, skills, compassion, and commitment.

During the unprecedented COVID-19 pandemic, nurses are being challenged to deliver high-quality care under extraordinary circumstances.

Not surprisingly, nurses are rising to the occasion and are providing care with grace and dignity under pressure.

Being present with patients, residents, and families during the most vulnerable times in their lives is a truly one of the most impactful things one person can do for another – and it’s something nurses do every single day.

Globally, 2020 has been designated as the Year of the Nurse. Perhaps no nursing week theme has ever been more appropriate with the world facing the most challenging healthcare crisis of the century.

All over the world, nurses have bravely shown up to provide care, comfort, and compassion when it has been needed most.

As the hospital organization is celebrating Nursing Week a little differently this year, it is asking that members of the community send “virtual hugs” that it can share.

“We want to hear the stories of our nurses that inspired, awed, or impressed you – or the ones that will make us laugh!” the hospital said in a statement.

“This year, more than ever, is a chance for us to showcase the amazing nursing profession, and to demonstrate the impacts that nurses have on our patients, residents, and the community.”

Virtual hugs can be submitted via email to <amber.cox@drdh.org> and they will be shared with nursing staff later this week.

Please join in celebrating the impact that nursing has, and in thanking nursing staff for all that they do.