Monday, May 9, 2011

National Nursing Week (May 9-15) Statement from Ontario's Doctors

TORONTO, May 8, 2011 /Canada NewsWire/ - It is National Nursing Week (May 9-15), and on behalf of all of Ontario's doctors I would like to take a moment to recognize nurses for their hard work and dedication to patients and the health care system. Working on the frontlines, nurses have and will continue to play a critical role in ensuring that patients across the province receive the health care services they need and deserve.

Ontario's health care system continues to evolve at a rapid pace. All health care professionals are faced with many challenges on a day-to-day basis which is why it is important that we work together so that we can better serve our patients. Working across the spectrum of health care in long-term care homes, hospitals and doctor's offices to name a few, we are fortunate to be working alongside Ontario's nurses.

By working collaboratively, we can deliver high quality services and provide timely access to every Ontarian across the province. It is our hope that patients in Ontario will take a moment to appreciate the work that nurses do not just during National Nurse Appreciation Week but throughout the year.

Dr. Stewart Kennedy, MD
Ontario Medical Association