Statement by Premier Dennis King on National Nursing Week

Dennis King, Premier of Prince Edward Island issued the following statement on National Nursing Week, May 10-17, 2021: 

“Nurses provide compassionate, high quality health care to Islanders each and every day – and I want to personally and publicly thank them, for the important work they do.

Today, as we mark the first day of National Nursing Week, we recognize the work and sacrifices of all nurses - including nurse practitioners, registered nurses, and licensed practical nurses.

The theme this year is #WeAnswerTheCall, which showcases the many roles that nurses play in a patient’s health-care journey. Throughout an especially challenging year, they have bravely worked the front lines to ensure their patients are safe, healthy and content.  They have taken on leadership roles in COVID-19 testing sites and the vaccine program.

It takes a special person to fulfill a nurse’s role.

Our nurses make a real difference in the lives of patients, their families and communities across Prince Edward Island.

As we continue to build a stronger, more sustainable health care system we recognize and appreciate that our nurses are valued members of our health care team. From the bedside to the classroom and the boardroom, they make the world a healthier place.

I hope all Islanders will join me today and throughout this week to express our deepest gratitude for their tireless work. Let’s all take the opportunity this week to thank a nurse in our lives for taking such good care of us.”

Media Contact: 
Adam Ross
Office of the Premier 


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