Message from Maureen Charlebois – Our Chief Nursing Officer

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Bayshore HealthCare

 

April 20, 2020

In these difficult times, people in healthcare have been called upon to be extraordinary, and our front line staff  has risen to the occasion.

I have been blown away by the dedication and thoughtfulness of our hardworking team, including our health care providers, management, admin and all members of the Bayshore team.  I’d like to salute each and every one of them across the country who are working so hard every day to support our clients and their families throughout this challenging time.

We’ve asked so much of our front-line staff in the recent days. With everything that’s going on they are showing up every day determined to provide care and keep our clients safe and themselves safe. In moments of crisis, they understand that we have a critical role to play in communities across Canada. And they are working around the clock to make that happen.

Thank you to our clients and their families for your patience as things are changing rapidly and we need to respond and make changes quickly. But most importantly, thank you to our staff for their dedication, hard work and ability to go the extra mile. I am truly honoured to be working with such an amazing team.

As you  know, 2020 has been declared Year of the Nurse by the World Health Organization and the International Council of Nurses. Bayshore nurses provide care in person or virtually in our clients’ homes, in our infusion clinics, in the community and other care settings. The profession of nursing encompasses autonomous and collaborative care and includes the promotion of health, prevention of illness, and the care of ill, complexed and vulnerable people.  Nurses have advanced training and education and the knowledge and expertise to regulate themselves as individual practitioners and to regulate their profession through their provincial Colleges. Within the total health care environment, nurses work with other health care professionals to advance the care and wellbeing of people across Canada.

Please take a moment to watch a short video message recognizing the outstanding nurses and other healthcare providers at Bayshore, who truly make a difference.

Stay safe and stay healthy.

Maureen Charlebois
Chief Nursing Officer