Sudbury's Deputy Mayor to kick off National Nursing Week at local Bayshore Home Health branch
Sudbury, Ontario, May 9, 2008 – Sudbury’s Deputy Mayor Ron Dupuis will be kicking off National Nursing Week at the local office of home care provider Bayshore Home Health on Monday, May 12, at 10:00 am. The office is located at 2140 Regent Street, Unit 16.
“Our local government is dedicated and community-minded. Its support of the health care, education and quality of life initiatives in this city is outstanding, and we are very pleased that the mayor’s office has chosen to make this proclamation at our branch,” says Jeff Sampson, Bayshore Home Health’s Area Director for Sudbury.
Sampson says that his branch staff came up with the idea to invite a local government official to make the proclamation, because every day they see all of the “amazing and caring things” that nurses do in the community.
“Unless you are in need or have a loved one in need of care, people hear very little about the enormous contribution nurses make,” he explains. “A thank you, a smile or just the satisfaction of helping is generally all that nurses receive. They never ask to be in the spotlight, yet they make such a huge difference in Sudbury and surrounding areas. We are grateful to be able to acknowledge them for all the good they do and to feature their accomplishments.”
National Nursing Week will be held from May 12 to 18 this year, and is an annual event sponsored by the Canadian Nurses Association. Its goals are to recognize the valuable contribution that Canada’s 260,000-plus nurses make to society and to inform the public, through various events and educational activities, about the wide scope of activities that the nursing profession is involved in.
Bayshore Home Health, a national provider of home and community health care services, is one of the country’s largest employers of nurses. It employs more than 2,000 nurses, as well as over 4,000 non-nurse caregivers.
About Bayshore Home Health
Bayshore Home Health has been enhancing the quality of life, dignity and independence of Canadians in their homes since 1966. Canadian owned and operated, it has a national network of more than 40 home care offices and 20 community clinics. Its core services are in-home nursing, personal care and home support – which can be purchased directly by individuals and also accessed through government care programs, personal and group insurance plans and workplace safety insurance. The company and its affiliates also provide services that include nurse and caregiver staffing, pharmacy and pharmaceutical products support services, health education programs, infusion clinics and dialysis centres.
Bayshore Home Health has been a winner of Canada’s 50 Best Managed Companies award since 2006.
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