WHEREAS nurses are a key component of the health-care system and have an important role to play in people’s lives by nature of their keen judgment, compassion and clinical expertise;
AND WHEREAS nurses are trusted health professionals and committed to preserving and protecting our public health-care system;
AND WHEREAS nurses advocate on behalf of their patients for an environment that promotes safe patient care, dignity and respect;
AND WHEREAS nurses have the right to work in an environment that promotes safety, respect and dignity for the nurse;
AND WHEREAS maintaining a cost-effective, compassionate health-care system in Ontario depends on ensuring that nurses continue to play a central role in health-care in institutions and in the community;
NOWTHEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that the Council of The Corporation of the Municipality of Wawa does hereby proclaim May 7-13, 2018 to be Nursing Week;
AND FURTHER urge all citizens to join in celebration and recognition of the contribution of nurses and their unique ability to have a positive impact on the lives of those in their care.
Dated this 1st day of May, 2018.