The COVID-19 pandemic is shedding a light on the work done by nurses, and Manitoba Nurses Union's president says there is a simple way for everyone to show their support.
May 11-17 is National Nursing Week in Canada, and the World Health Organisation has declared 2020 to be the International Year of the Nurse and Midwife. As Manitobans celebrate, Manitoba Nurses Union President Darlene Jackson is appreciative of the recognition for nurses.
"Trust me, nurses appreciate (the recognition) so much that they get from the public. I truly believe that the public and our patents believe in nurses," Jackson says.
She adds that "it is a very unique time for our healthcare system right now" and nurses are thankful for the kind gestures from the public.