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National Nursing Week 2022: We Answer the Call

Today is the start of National Nursing Week 2022 (May 9 to 15)! This year’s theme is We Answer the Call, which was developed by the Canadian Nurses Association to showcase the many roles that nurses play in a patient’s health care journey.

From compassionately caring for our patients in the emergency departments, critical care, medicine and COVID units, and every other clinical area across the hospitals, to staffing our assessment centres and vaccine clinics and much more, SHN nurses continued to answer the call.

Message from Elizabeth Buller, President & CEO

Nurses are at the center of our health care systems. You are the smiling faces who greet us at hospitals and clinics. You are the calming voices helping us through our toughest days, and you are the ones who are helping to care for our parents, family members, and loved ones throughout this pandemic.

During Nursing Week, we celebrate your hard work and success, and we thank you for your many sacrifices and dedication to our Scarborough community.

As a nurse myself, I have tremendous respect for each of you. Nursing is wonderfully rewarding, but it can also be tiring and challenging. Your continued display of strength, resilience, compassion and courage is something I admire.

Each day, you embody the values of SHN and I am incredibly grateful to have such a strong and dedicated nursing staff supporting our community. You make us very proud!

Message from Dr. Bert Lauwers, Interim Chief of Staff, Executive Vice President, Medical and Clinical Programs

Our nurses have courageously worked to safeguard the health and well-being of all people in Scarborough, and in particular, the most vulnerable. Your compassion and strength have helped to guide us through pandemic challenges and ensures our patients receive the highest level of care.

On behalf of our physicians and medical staff, we can’t thank our nurses enough. You extend remarkable support and expertise in the name of safe, high quality care that I know our medical staff deeply appreciates and respects. Happy Nursing Week!

Message from Glyn Boatswain, Executive Vice President, Chief Nursing and Allied Professional Executive

This week, we celebrate all nurses at SHN, both at the point of care and those working to support, mentor and coach them. Each of you continue to strive to find new, innovative and caring ways, to create strong teams and working in service to others. It is your passion and hard work that will help us shape and transform the future of care.

We see and acknowledge your passion to comfort and provide care, and we are filled with gratitude. It is both humbling and rewarding to work with you every day. More than ever, our nurses have shown us how extremely resilient, dedicated and committed they are, individually and as a team.

Your courage and resolve to make a difference do not go unnoticed as we celebrate you this week and every single day. Thank you for all that you do for SHN and the Scarborough community. ​​​​​​​

‘Happy Nurses Week’

We Answer the Call

For the third year in this pandemic, SHN nurses have demonstrated commendable flexibility and leadership across all of our programs and specialties, including: Blood Services, Cardiology, Clinical Informatics, Critical Care, Emergency Services, Infection Prevention and Control, Medical Assistance in Dying, Medicine, Mental Health, Nephrology, Oncology, Palliative Care, Professional Practice, Seniors’ Care, Surgery, Quality and Safety, Wound Care, Women’s and Children’s, Workplace Health and Safety, Human Resources, and Telemedicine. SHN salutes and applauds our nursing team!

At SHN, we are proud to celebrate the many contributions and accomplishments of our incredible team of SHN nurses. We invite you to join us in celebrating our nurses, and thanking them for everything they do.

Here are some of the ways you can recognize SHN nurses:

Nurses affect the lives of our patients, families, and community — now and always. This week, let’s make sure they know how much we appreciate them.