National Nursing Week (May 9-15) recognizes the vital role nurses play in our health care system. To mark the occasion, and to let our nurses feel the love, Vancouver Coastal Health (VCH) is inviting you to #ThankaVCHnurse
Let Vancouver Coastal Health nurses feel the love during National Nursing Week! #ThankaVCHnurse
Vancouver Coastal Health employs nearly 7,000 nurses working in acute, residential and community based settings in Vancouver, Richmond, the North Shore and Coast Garibaldi, Sea-to-Sky, Sunshine Coast, Powell River, Bella Bella and Bella Coola.
Here are some of the heartwarming tweets we've received:
"During my stay for surgery at VGH, I had the most outstanding service by Erin. She was efficient and proficient when she conducted exams and gave me shots." ~ patient of VGH
“…we would like to praise one particular nurse, Esther Park who went above and beyond her nursing duties. Showing real compassion…” ~ patient of Lions Gate Hospital
“The nurse who admitted me was so warm and welcoming – she really helped in easing any fears I had.” ~ patient of Lions Gate Hospital
“From the front desk staff, the nurses, the doctors, the various technicians, the orderlies—the clinic runs like a well-organized machine.” ~ patient of Whistler Health Care Centre
”It was a very long three and a half weeks and the nurses [Annie, Colleen, Sharon and Laurel] got me through it.” ~ patient of VGH JPP 8B
“The icing on the cake, for me personally, was Pinder Bains. What a fine young woman and excellent nurse.” ~ family member of a Vancouver patient
“We had such a fantastic experience and couldn't have asked for better nurses.” ~ mother wrote about experience at Sechelt Hospital.
“I would like to thank the nurses at Room 6 [for] taking care of my wife…There is nothing better for a family to know that they can go home knowing their loved ones are in the best hands possible.” ~ family member of a Richmond Hospital patient.
"Alex Smith is truly everything you'd want in a nurse. Professional, kind, empathic, considerate and he brought me help, support and hope. I want to express him my infinite gratitude." ~ patient
"Sandra from Mount Saint Joseph is always positive and her good mood is contagious! She really cares for her patients and I saw her treat all patients with true love and dedication, being a nurse is definitely her calling!" ~ patient
"I would like to thank the leadership team of VGH operating rooms (JPPOR). They give it their all every day. Theirs is a very difficult, sometimes thankless and always challenging position. I admire every one of them for taking on the challenge." ~ Amarjit, RN/RPN JPPOR
"The highlight of my morning is walking in to see the team of nurses on for the day on my floor, Neurosciences at VGH. Jennicar Altares and Sheena Narayan make working in healthcare a wonderful experience. They make work productive, effective and fun. They remind me that work doesn't have to be so critically serious and it is ok to smile and laugh once in a while in a healthcare setting." ~ VCH staff
"Thank you to Gina Jeong, Burn Plastic Trauma Unit, VGH/VA." ~ Annonymous
"This is a message of thanks to the nurses of RMHT. Thanks for the high standard of care that each of you bring to your work, your commitment and dedication to our clients, and for being a great group of folks to work with!" ~ VCH staff
"Thanks to all the trauma nurses who provide great care in times of crisis." ~ Annonymous