Nursing Week is May 9-15, 2022. The theme this year is #WeAnswerTheCall and was
developed by the Canadian Nurses Association to showcase the many roles that
nurses play in a patient’s healthcare journey. The pandemic brought to light
the courage and commitment that nurses work under every day and demonstrated
the important role that nurses play in the community.
nearly 600 nurses at CCH working in various departments. Whether it be
providing emergency care, critical care, mental health and addiction services
or delivering babies, our nurses dedicate themselves to saving lives and providing
exceptional, compassionate care to our patients.
year, we have seen our nursing teams collaborate and step up to answer the call
like never before. The Omicron wave of COVID-19 brought unprecedented levels of
patient volumes and staff absenteeism at CCH. In the face of this adversity,
our nurses came together to support one another and ensure our patients would
continue receiving exceptional care. Words cannot express how thankful I am for
their courage, commitment and dedication,” says Jeanette Despatie, CCH
President and Chief Executive Officer.
several months of engagement with nursing staff, CCH is also unveiling its new
Professional Practice Model (PPM) this week. The PPM is a tool that defines how
nurses at CCH will practice, collaborate, communicate, and develop
professionally to provide the highest-quality care in accordance with our
organization’s mission and values.
developing the PPM, we heard from nursing teams that there are certain values
that guide their practice and embody who they are as professionals.
Specifically, they put patients first, empower their practice, care with their
hearts, value relationships and work as a team; and those are the five
components to our PPM,” explains Linda Gravel, CCH Vice-President of Patient
Services and Chief Nursing Officer. “We are confident that our teams and
patients at CCH will benefit from this strong, compassionate guidance provided
through the PPM.”
please join CCH in thanking our local nurses for their selfless care,
compassion, sacrifice and dedication.
CCH’s new PPM
can be found at www.cornwallhospital.ca/en/ppm.
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