In support and recognition of the significant contributions of all nurses to the health and well-being of the people in Manitoba the Province of Manitoba has proclaimed this week as National Nursing Week.
WHEREAS: National Nursing Week has been set aside as an opportunity to learn about the largest group of health care providers in the country; and
WHEREAS: all nurses are working towards improving the health and well-being of the citizens of Manitoba; and
WHEREAS: nurses work collaboratively with all health disciplines to improve the health status of Manitobans; and
WHEREAS: nurses provide timely and quality care to people of all ages; and
WHEREAS: nurses are navigators, leaders and partners with individuals, colleagues, families and communities in providing guidance in health promotion and illness prevention; and
WHEREAS: nurses are dedicated to providing safe, culturally competent and ethical care to patients and their families; and
WHEREAS: nurses recognize the role of culturally appropriate health practices in supporting the health of our Indigenous and vastly multicultural residents; and
WHEREAS: nurses are promoting nursing and health careers as a choice for students; and
WHEREAS: nurses advocate for advancements, such as clean air, water, affordable housing and other social determinants of health focused on providing care and support for maintaining health delivered in the community;
Now therefore let it be known that I, Audrey Gordon, Minister of Health for the Province of Manitoba, do hereby proclaim May 8 to 14, 2023 as National Nursing Week in Manitoba and do commend its thoughtful observance to all the citizens of our province.