Nurses are the backbone of Canada’s healthcare system. They have helped us through every aspect of this pandemic: from the emergency room to the ICU, from vaccination clinics to public health units, from long-term care to mental health services. Every Canadian has been able to benefit from their knowledge, skills and care-and many of us owe them our lives.
May 10 to 16 is National Nursing Week and this year’s theme-“We Answer the Call”-reminds us of the courage and commitment shown by nurses. Whether you are a new member of this noble profession or you have come out of retirement to help during the pandemic, your contributions to Canada and Canadians are felt, and appreciated.