May 8, 2017
Monday, May 8, 2017 marks the start of National Nursing Week in Canada. Hundreds of nurses make up the largest group of employees at the HPHA and National Nursing Week provides an opportunity to recognize the outstanding compassionate and safe care our nurses provide to our patients 24 hours per day, seven days per week, 365 days per year!
Our registered nurses and registered practical nurses hold a variety of roles across the Alliance that enhance the patient's experience and nurtures staff experience: direct patient care, occupational health and safety, infection control, information technology, mammography, mental health and addictions specialists, nurse practitioners, educators, team leaders, lactation consultants, wound care specialists, nurse champions, quality improvement specialists, stroke prevention, managers, directors, VPs and volunteers. In every patient care area nurses have developed highly specialized skills to care for their vulnerable patients with a focus to provide exceptional care, always.
Nurses work in challenging environments and go above and beyond to meet patient care needs and our patients recognize this with comments in patient experience surveys:
- “All the nurses are great, very friendly and very helpful! They made me feel comfortable”
- “All the nurses were super! Pleasant and helpful and caring”
- “The nurses on Critical Care 2nd floor are amazing! GREAT JOB LADIES!”
- “I am absolutely overwhelmed by the care, the attitudes, the thoroughness, the professionalism, the friendliness and plain old competence of all nurses I encountered, especially the Emergency Department”
- “Absolutely loved my nurse Lisa, she was so nice and so friendly, answering every question I had; coached me through labour very well!”
- “From Pre-op to discharge I was treated with care, compassion and respect by all nursing staff”
- “Thanks for taking such good care of us! Your guys and gals are fantastic!! – All nurses are so kind and helpful!”
At HPHA we are very proud and inspired by the commitment of our nurses to lead in innovation, adopt new and evolving practices, and provide meaningful person-centered care when it matters most.