This week is National Nursing Week.
Nurses play an essential role in our healthcare system. Their dedication to patients across the province ensures that we feel at ease when we are in need of medical help and emotional support.
Nurses are fundamental to the well being of their patients from preventing illness in the first place to providing immediate care and to ensuring recovery from illness.
The GPO believes it is important to have policies and adequate funding in place to support nursing. A shortage of nurses puts our healthcare system at risk, which is why we why the GPO is opposed to cutbacks for nursing. And why we support empowering nurses to practice at their full scope of practice.
The GPO would like to express our appreciation for nurses across the province and the vital role that they play in our communities.