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20/12/2017
Moving Forward With Stroke - Goderich
2:00 pm to 3:30 pm / Goderich: Harbor Hills Retirement Community / A drop-in support group for adult stroke survivors and caregivers!
26/12/2017
Blood Donor Clinic - Stratford
1:00 pm to 7:30 pm / Christian Reformed Church
Your thumb is the same length as your nose.
Around The Alliance!
New Partnership With The Change Foundation Announced!
Volunteer Spotlight: Bernice
West Building Entrance Opens at Stratford General Hospital on March 27
New Dedicated Space at HPHA Solidifies Commitment to Teaching and Mentorship
HPHA & AMGH Adding PatientKeeper CPOE & Medication Reconciliation to Clinical Automation System
From Patient to Volunteer: Brent's Story
HPHA Celebrates Successful 2016/17 Year
HPHA Receives Health Infrastructure Renewal Funding
Moving Forward With Stroke
Board of Directors Meeting Highlights!
Happy MDRD Week!
26th Annual Paediatric Day Conference Speaker Presentations
October is Occupational Therapy Month!
The BAC: Early Detection & Accurate Diagnosis
Diabetes Support Group!
R.E.A.L Life Perspectives: Emergency Medicine
It's Medical Radiation Technologists Week!
Donate Blood This Holiday Season!
Holiday Healthcare Options
What's For Dinner Wednesday
HPHA in the Media
HPHA's Twitter Protocol
Media Releases
Blood Donor Clinics
Find a Family Doctor or Nurse Practitioner
Website Feedback
Happy Nursing Week!

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.