Recognizing Hidden Heroes- Allied Healthcare Professionals Week

At NSGEU’s 2019 Triennial Convention, a resolution was brought forward and passed to have your union raise awareness of the crucial role Allied Healthcare Professionals provide in the delivery of quality health care by proclaiming the 1st week of November as Allied Healthcare Professionals week.

When Nova Scotians go into a hospital, they are serviced by an untold number of health care professionals and can usually identify the nurses and doctors with whom we interact. However, behind the scenes, there are a vast number of hidden heroes of health care who provide a multitude of diagnostic services. These services provide the invaluable information to ensure timely and proper treatment.

There are thousands of allied healthcare professionals, working in over 140 different occupations, committed to delivering quality care to Nova Scotians every day. Many of these professionals will never be seen by the patient or their families, but they are a vital part in delivering quality care to Nova Scotians.

All of you are feeling the pinch of a transitioning health care system. You are stressed, you are working shorthanded and sometimes you may feel that your contribution to our health care system is unappreciated.  Your work is absolutely vital to the day-to-day quality of healthcare for all. We want to thank you for the work you do. We will continue our efforts with government to have this week officially recognized on your behalf.

Again, we want thank you for the services you provide to Nova Scotians.

Come celebrate with your Local:

  • November 1st – Dartmouth General Lobby: 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m.
  • November 1st – Victoria General Cafeteria: 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
  • November 5th – Halifax Infirmary Cafeteria: 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

Click here for a poster you can print and hang in your workplace.

Click here to listen to our podcast on Allied Healthcare Professionals

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