It’s National Nursing Week, and Arctic Radio spoke to the Association of Regulated Nurses of Manitoba about its significance.
Executive director Joyce Kristjansson says this past year has been challenging for nurses in the province.
Here, she speaks specifically about the challenges northern nurses face.
“Like all of the province but exacerbated more by remoteness of many communities in the north. There is a huge nursing shortage. What that means is that the nurses that are in place are giving everything that they have. I’m so incredibly impressed by the dedication and the leadership of these nurses to fill the gap, be creative and find ways to provide patient care within the limited resources that exist.”
This year, National Nursing Week runs from May 9 to May 15, and falls during the week of Florence Nightingale’s birthday, which is May 12th.
For the full interview, listen to Thompson Today at 12:40 and 5:10 this afternoon.