• Wanda Bray

New Nova nurses’ name badges


PHOTO COURTESY WANDA BRAY

Nova nurses carry out their work funded purely by donations, monthly campaign, and fundraising events and as part of its counselling service, they will be offering a Speaker Series later this year.

The registered nurses of NOVA Hudson have been providing personal, quality health care and support to patients and families in Hudson, St. Lazare, and area since 1956. Last week our four nurses each received a Nova Hudson badge with their names printed on it.

You will recognize them and the Nova Hudson logo. We are proud of the comprehensive, compassionate and quality care they give. These wonderful women, sometimes referred to as “angels” are in our community providing cancer care, palliative care, chronic care, and post-operative services. They work in tandem with the CLSC and are often called upon to fill in the gaps where our Public Health System has limits. Our nurses also work as a team with our MediCentre Doctors and maintain a partnership with the Palliative Care Residence.

People are often surprised to learn that we receive no funding from the Federal or Provincial Governments or the Cancer Society. We depend on donations, fundraising events, our annual campaign, and the proceeds from the very successful Boutique Nova to meet our monthly expenses. And it's working! We have a long list of volunteers helping out with the Foot Clinic, the drivers to medical appointments, the Adult Day Centre, the Nova Boutique management and staffing, the office workers, the loaning of medical equipment , fundraising and so much more.

Together we are moving into a new age of health care and an ever increasing need for diligence and advocacy. We are there for everyone, regardless of present financial status. We are the people you know caring for the people you love.

As part of our counselling, support, and teaching program we will be offering a Speaker Series this fall. One will address community caregivers support and another one will examine our troubled youth and the dilemmas they face. Please visit our web site at www.novahudson.com to check for dates.

A great big thank you to everyone supporting this essential Health Care service in our community.

And be sure to say hi when you see the Nova Nurses with their new Nova name tags.

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