Celebrating our nurses during National Nursing Week

This week, from May 6 to May 12, we are proud to celebrate National Nursing Week at West Haldimand General Hospital (WHGH).

National Nursing Week is celebrated every May to coincide with the birthday of Florence Nightingale, the founder of modern nursing. This year’s theme is Changing Lives. Shaping Tomorrow, which was developed by the Canadian Nurses Association, underscores the vital role nurses play in healthcare. Our nurses’ dedication to high standards of care and their tireless efforts to keep our community safe are truly inspiring.

“I am deeply grateful for our exceptional nurses,” says Kim Mullins, Vice-President Clinical and Chief Nursing Executive. “Every day, they provide extraordinary care to our patients and their families. Their expertise, experience, and continual pursuit of improvement make a profound impact on our community. I am continually inspired by their courage, dedication, compassion, and achievements.”

We also extend a heartfelt thank you to our retired nurses and those who have mentored our next generation of nursing professionals.

To honour our nurses, we will be showcasing their stories and contributions on our social media throughout the week. It’s a great way to say thanks and recognize their hard work and dedication.

When you see a nurse this week, please take a moment to express your gratitude.

About National Nursing Week

National Nursing Week draws attention to nurses, increasing the awareness of the public, policy-makers and governments of the many contributions of nursing to the well-being of Canadians. The week is celebrated annually in Canada during the second week of May, which falls over the birthday of nursing pioneer Florence Nightingale on May 12.