Today is International Nurses Day, a day we celebrate the enormous contribution that nurses have made to our health. And in this year of the pandemic that needs no explanation! Here in Canada it's National Nursing week, and all of this is built around Florence Nightingale's birthday, May 12th. I won't tell you who else is born that day, but May babies have made an enormous contribution to the world!
I would personally expand the thanks and recognition well beyond Registered Nurses to include nursing aides, paramedics and all those others who give us the care we need - including my favourites, PSWs or Personal Support Workers. I sometimes think that home care workers make a bigger contribution than anyone else simply because they keep so many people out of the hospitals, living at home.
So join with me in thanking all those nurses for what they've always done, and especially the incredible care they've provided over the past year!