Archived Letter – 855

A heartfelt ‘thanks’ to the nurses of Waterloo Wellington, Dufferin and Grey

On May 12, 1820, Florence Nightingale, the founder of modern nursing, was born. And while nursing and health care have changed profoundly over the nearly two centuries that have passed since the days of ‘The Lady with the Lamp’, one thing remains constant: the incredibly important role that nurses play in our communities and in our lives.

At one point or another, nurses touch all of us. We can always count on them to be there, providing expert care throughout life’s journey.

During Nursing Week (May 11 to 17), which coincides with the 195th anniversary of the birth of Florence Nightingale, I would like to encourage my fellow residents of our Community to join me in recognizing and thanking our local nurses – and all other health care professionals – for the very important yet difficult work they do.

Anne McKenzie RPN
Holstein, Ontario,
Registered Practical Nurses Association of Ontario

Anne McKenzie