Local nurses who went above and beyond thanked by caregiver, new parent

In honour of National Nurses Week two ladies from the Kitchener-Waterloo region expressed their gratitude towards their nurses. Also, local nurses expressed their thoughts regarding the matter by recognizing how rewarding their profession is.

2 residents in the K-W region expressed their gratitude towards local nurses

Lauren Veerasammy, left, is a Kitchener a mother of two who says she's very appreciative of the nursing team at Grand River Hospital, since they were able to provide exceptional care to her newborn baby boy. (Submitted by Lauren Veerasammy)

It's National Nurses Week and two local women say they're grateful for the work of local nurses.

Fiona Pinter is an essential caregiver for her mother, who's currently at a retirement home. She says she's grateful for her mother's nurse, Colleen Mott from Waterloo Region Nurse Practitioner-Led Clinic, for constantly showing personal support and care.

"Every time I was going in, which was easily once a week ... [Colleen] was so supportive," said Pinter. 

"We had a few deaths in the family in a very short time period, some were COVID-19, some not," Pinter said. "It was almost every time I was going in it was like, 'Oh my God, another family member is gone,' and [Colleen] was just so supportive so I was very fortunate."

Lauren Veerasammy recently gave birth to her baby boy. She says she's appreciative of the team at Grand River Hospital and her nurse Fran for helping assist in the care of her newborn and herself. 

"They went above and beyond to still provide nurturing and over the top, exceptional care for my baby especially considering that he was born premature and did need time in an INCU," she said.

Hear their messages of appreciation:

It's National Nurses Week. Here, two local women, Lauren Veerasammy and Fiona Pinter, say 'thank you' to a couple of nurses who have gone above and beyond to be helpful and compassionate. 5:03


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