It’s National Nursing Week!

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This week we celebrate the amazing nurses who work at Spectrum.

The World Health Organization (WHO) designated 2020 to be the International Year of the Nurse and Midwife. Now more than ever we see the importance of nurses in health care. They make up the majority of the worldwide health care force and they are often the first contact for patients.

National Nursing Week 2020 is May 11-17.

The theme this year is Nurses: A Voice to Lead — Nursing the World to Health. The theme was developed by the International Council of Nurses (ICN) to showcase how nurses are central to addressing a wide range of health challenges.

Spectrum’s nurses

Spectrum Health Care’s nurses are a vital part of our health care team. Our nurses are highly skilled and trained in providing quality care to a variety of patients outside of the hospital setting. These specialized areas of care include:

  • Advanced illness and palliative care
  • Post-surgery/wound care
  • Alzheimer's/dementia care
  • Stroke care
  • Diabetes care
  • Foot care

What makes our nurses so special?

Each and every one of our 280 nurses are an important part of the Spectrum family. They demonstrate the importance of home care through their unwavering dedication and support to our patients. This week we will be featuring the stories of four of our nurses. Be sure to check back on our resources page daily to read find out why our nurses are so passionate about providing care in the community.

Facts about nurses

Nurses are at the forefront of our fight against COVID-19 right now but did you know these interesting nursing facts?

  • Florence Nightingale, largely attributed as the founder of modern nursing, was born on May 12, 1820. The year 2020 marks the 200th anniversary of her birth.
  • Home Care Ontario states that visiting nurses and community health nurses have a long history in Canada. Starting in the early 17th century, nuns from religious orders arrived in Quebec to provide direct care and disease prevention services.
  • According to the Canadian Nurses Association (CNA), there are 431,769 regulated nurses with an active licence in Canada (2018).

Join our nursing team

We are currently hiring passionate and dedicated nurses to join our team. View our current career opportunities and apply online today!

Thank you nurses!

From the bottom of our hearts we thank our nurses for your skills and dedication. You take care of our patients and allow them to remain independent in their homes for as long as possible. We celebrate and honour you for all that you do.