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Year of the Nurse

Never has there been a more appropriate time to celebrate the Year of the Nurse than now, amid the COVID-19 situation.   The World Health Organization has designated 2020 as the Year of the Nurse.  In honour of the Year of the Nurse, we will feature a member of our fabulous nursing team at Bethell Hospice each month.

June – Tiffany Stewart, RPN

“Palliative care is special to me, as I feel it is such an honour and a privilege to be part of a resident and their family’s journey.  Even in this difficult time, our team continues to come up with creative ideas to ensure everyone’s needs are met.  Bethell Hospice is an amazing place, and I am so happy to be a part of the family.”

May – Amita Patel, RN

“I feel very lucky to be a member of the Bethell Hospice family. Every shift I work, I get to witness the passion for end-of-life care expressed by my fellow team members. During our new, unpredictable ‘normal’, we continue to provide care with love and kindness to our residents and families. Proudly, we can say we uphold the values and mission of Bethell Hospice.”

April — Connie McLellan, RPN

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“At Bethell Hospice, my role and my soul are aligned.  I get to care deeply.  I get to be involved, and I get to help.  That’s what brought me here.”

March — Michele Keeler, RPN

“Bethell Hospice changed my life, and my family’s life.  I’m so privileged to be here as a nurse now.  I came here 2 ½ -3 years ago with my Mum.  Our family was affected by the care given to us by the wonderful nurses at Bethell and, in turn, it really made me think about what I did for a living and wanted to give that back to people who were walking in the same shoes that I had walked.”

February — Donna Spence, RPN

“It’s an amazing opportunity to help people with their end-of-life care and their final journey.  I think that working in this line of work is not something we generally choose — it choses us.  It takes a special kind of person, and Bethell Hospice is a special kind of place.”

January — Joyce Buisman, RN

“Working here at Bethell, it’s a real honour to walk alongside our residents and their families in this difficult time in their life.  I just find it such a privilege and honour to be part of that, and to make a difference in their lives.”