Statement by Premier King on National Nurses Week
Premier Dennis King issued the following statement recognizing National Nurses Week:
“Today marks the start of National Nurses Week and an opportunity to recognize and celebrate the significant contributions of our nursing community to our province and country.
This year’s theme, Nurses: A Voice to Lead – Nursing the World to Health, is especially fitting as nurses continue to foster meaningful change in health care for the betterment of all citizens in the midst of fighting a global pandemic.
Whether it be during a pandemic such as COVID-19 or in routine daily care, nurses play a critical role in the health and well-being of Islanders and our communities. As a province, we are fortunate to have more than 2,000 nurse professionals – nurse practitioners, registered nurses and licensed practical nurses – working in a variety of settings across our province. Each one works with courage and compassion under challenging circumstances, always putting the needs of those who they care for first.
On behalf of all Islanders, I extend my sincere appreciation to all nurses and the Prince Edward Island Nurses Union for the work they do and the care they provide to Islanders every day.”
Executive Director, Communications and Public Affairs
Office of the Premier