CancerCare Manitoba
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April 3, 2012

Oncology Nurses Day
April 3, 2012

From Minister of Health Theresa Oswald

Today is Oncology Nurses Day, a day of recognition for the hard work and dedication of oncology nurses here in Manitoba and across North America. On behalf of the government of Manitoba, let me thank you, our oncology nurses, for bringing care and comfort to Manitobans when they need it most ? during their battle against cancer.

Your daily efforts are crucial in ensuring that Manitoba?s cancer patients and their families receive strong, sure support and guidance during their cancer journey. Whether at CancerCare Manitoba, at partner hospitals of the Winnipeg Regional Health Authority, or at the 17 Community Cancer Program communities such as Thompson, Brandon, or Boundary Trails, Manitobans with cancer benefit from the dedicated oncology nurses who take on the fight against cancer.

I thank you, as do the many Manitobans whom you have helped. Your commitment to the care and treatment of cancer patients in this province is greatly appreciated.

Theresa Oswald,
Minister of Health

Click here to view Province of Manitoba Proclamation -  - Canadian Oncology Nursing Day.

Please join us in celebrating Canadian Oncology Nursing Day, a day set aside to recognize the important contribution of oncology nurses across North America. This year?s theme of Partners in Care: Advocating for Excellence certainly describes the work oncology nurses do here at CancerCare Manitoba (CCMB), and at our partner sites in the Winnipeg Regional Health Authority, and Community Cancer Program sites across Manitoba.

On behalf of the CCMB Board of Directors, and all CCMB staff, please let me extend a special thanks to our oncology nurses here at CancerCare Manitoba.

Your compassion, expert care and support are appreciated by patients and their families, who rely on your expertise during their difficult cancer journey. Your long hours, commitment and resilience in a challenging work environment are especially appreciated by all of us at CancerCare Manitoba. Thank you on behalf of our agency, and on behalf of the many Manitobans who count on you.

Dr. Dhali Dhaliwal,
President & CEO, CancerCare Manitoba

Sue Bates and Ruth Loewen
Interim Chief Nursing Officers

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