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Friday, May 12, 2017

BGH Celebrating Nursing Week

Nurses see patients at their most vulnerable
When patients are sick, and often scared or uncertain about their health, the nurse is here to help. Nurses play an important role in the healthcare experience.
"The nurses looked after my needs quickly and with great care," shared a patient at Brockville General Hospital who asked to remain anonymous. "My experience began in Emergency, then to ICU (Intensive Care Unit), and finally up to the 2nd Floor (Inpatient Unit). The nurses’ bedside manner put me at ease. Thank you to everyone; I am very grateful to you all."
Nurses at Brockville General Hospital are key members of an interprofessional team of experts who have the knowledge, skill and ability to meet the needs and provide quality care to our patients.  Our nurses are dedicated professionals who take pride in their work and in providing the highest level of care to our patients and families. This includes listening to the patients and their families, to provide a patient and family-centred care.

During Nursing Week, nurses throughout the hospital and community celebrate their chosen profession are being widely recognized for the variety of care they provide.

"At Brockville General Hospital, we know the positive impact our nurses have on patients, families and other team members," shares Julie Caffin, Vice President and Chief Nursing Officer at BGH. "Our clinical staff includes over 260 registered nurses and registered practical nurses. These dedicated professionals provide care inside the hospital and within the community.  Our nurses bring an enormous value to the frontline level of care our patients deserve. The skills, knowledge, compassion and dedication of our nurses is truly something to celebrate!"

Regionally, nurses are equally valued and recognized.  Nurses in Brockville work collaboratively with regional hospitals in an effort to support the continuum of care for patients.

"Nurses play such a vital role in health care," Paul Huras, CEO of the South East Local Health Integration Network, shared. "Regardless of the setting, whether in care facilities or out in the community, it's important to pay tribute to, and honour, our highly-skilled nursing professionals who work tirelessly to meet the needs of Ontarians. Thank you for all of your hard work, dedication and commitment to helping make a difference in the lives of so many."

Barb Shellian, President of the Canadian Nurses Association also weighed in on the value of nurses. "In our country each day, nurses provide safe, quality care and advocate on behalf of their patients and clients. Nurses also promote health and wellness, lead research and innovations, address health and social inequities, and carry out important work in the public interest. All this has a real impact on the lives of Canadians and on the health-care system.”

Abby McIntyre 
Marketing and Communications Specialist 
Brockville General Hospital
613-345-5649 ext. 1504
613-341-1202
mciab@bgh-on.ca
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