Goose Bay nurses recognized for dedication to aboriginal communities

Staff ~ The Telegram
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Federal Health Minister Leona Aglukkaq today acknowledged the hard work and dedication of three exceptional nurses who were presented with the National Award of Excellence in Nursing for their work in First Nations and Inuit communities.
"The Award of Excellence in Nursing is about recognizing the devotion and commitment that nurses have demonstrated in First Nations and Inuit communities across Canada," Aglukkaq said.
"I am honoured to recognize Tina Buckle (of Goose Bay), Christi-Ann Poulette (of London, Ont.) and June Fry (of Goose Bay) for their outstanding work in their respective communities. The level of care and compassion for others and their devotion to the nursing profession makes these three individuals exceptional recipients for this award."
Buckle is a clinical manager of nursing care in Nunatsiavut. She is well known for her work in the areas of home care and public health.
Fry has served the people of Labrador for the majority of her 25-year nursing career. As one of the longest serving staff members of the Labrador Innu Comprehensive Healing Strategy, Fry has a well-established relationship with her clients.
According to a news release, nurses play a critical function in providing essential health services to Aboriginals in Canada. Of the 258,000 nurses employed in Canada, approximately 1,200 are working in First Nations and Inuit communities.
The Award of Excellence in Nursing was developed in 2003 to acknowledge the hard work and determination of these nurses. The selection process for the designation is based on nominations from peers as well as from members of the community.

Organizations: First Nations, Labrador Innu Comprehensive Healing Strategy

Geographic location: Goose Bay, Canada, London, Ont. Nunatsiavut Labrador

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  • winnifred
    July 02, 2010 - 13:12

    all of the nurses in labrador should have such recognishion they are all great

  • winnifred
    July 01, 2010 - 19:49

    all of the nurses in labrador should have such recognishion they are all great