13 May National Nurses Week
In honour of National Nurses Week, I want to highlight three very special women in my riding that are everyday superheroes:
All three women are working at the QEII hospital in downtown Halifax and have been on the frontlines since the early stages of the COVID-19 pandemic.
I thought it would be best to hear directly from each of the women and ask them why they love the nursing field.
“One of the things I love most working in [the emergency department] is the feeling you get knowing you’ve helped turn someone’s worst day [around], or at least make it a little more bearable. I think every day can be a little emotional. The good days sure make it worthwhile and I’m proud to be an emergency room nurse.” — Sarah Gagnier
“I have always admired nurses and the diversity of the profession, and knew it was not only a career, but a passion that I wanted to pursue. Watching the nurses in the hospital in which I have worked and where I have been graciously accepted, has only fueled my drive to complete my degree and join this amazing profession. Observing us come together in these unprecedented times has reassured me that I have chosen the right profession and path. Happy nurses week to all those incredible nurses, mentors and my fellow classmates out there!” — Erin Bell
“I wanted to become a nurse to be able to be there for people in some of their lowest moments. It’s nice to be able to provide patients and families comfort in some of the most uncertain times. I love working in the emergency department because of the team environment and I learn something new every day!” — Jenna Faulkner
Thank you ladies for everything you do, and thank you to ALL the amazing nurses of the world who are putting their health and lives on the line everyday so that we can come back as a stronger, safer and healthier community!
We love you!