Message from the director of nursing

Our patients have never needed us more than now, and you should all be incredibly proud of the difference you are making in containing this virus and saving lives. 

The sight of drawings on windows and people across the country, cheering and applauding healthcare and other front-line workers over the past few weeks is heartwarming.  Such a simple but powerful gesture! 

As healthcare workers the world over courageously fight against the Coronavirus, I would like to turn my attention to our very own incredibly courageous Diaverum clinical staff, and express a heartfelt thank you.

You are all brave hearts.

Most days, this profession feels like a calling. To be able to walk alongside another person during their moments of vulnerability requires a special type of selflessness and strength. It is the most essential, impactful, rewarding type of work.

I’d like to thank those of you who stay committed and dedicated to your calling.

Thank you for choosing to continue to care for your patients even though this act may put you and your loved ones at risk.

There is a reason why healthcare delivery is often referred to in war metaphors - Nurses are on the front lines of care - because every day is a ‘battle’ to fight till the utmost to preserve a life. And there are scars from this battle, emotional and physical battle scars. But you run towards the line of danger when the rest of us retreat into the safety of our homes.  You did not sign up for this battle, nevertheless you are taking up arms and fighting regardless.

Every day you step into your scrubs - not just this period when we are fighting against COVID-19 the invisible enemy - but every day. You assess the situation and you decide to choose selflessness over self-preservation.

Our patients have never needed us more than now, and you should all be incredibly proud of the difference you are making in containing this virus and saving lives. 

Thank you for choosing to serve. Thank you for standing firm during this unprecedented time marked with ambiguity, fear and ambiguity. Thank you for doing it afraid. Thank you for being the helpers and brave hearts that we look to. It is never easy work, and few will understand why we do it – but we charge on, ready to fight another day.

Thank you from the bottom of my heart. Thank you for all your sacrifices, and going the extra mile!  

Hats off and salute to all the Corona fighters. Thank you all!

 

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