The following statement was given today in the House of Assembly by the Honourable John Haggie, Minister of Health and Community Services:
Mr. Speaker, I rise in this Honourable House to thank the hundreds of health care professionals and support staff who went over and above the call of duty during Snowmageddon 2020.
On behalf of all Newfoundlanders and Labradorians, we are incredibly grateful for the steadfast commitment and determination displayed despite the challenges of working during a State of Emergency.
Your teamwork approach to overcoming the obstacles of Mother Nature is truly commendable. There is a selflessness and sensibility demonstrated by all those who care for people when they are most vulnerable.
Recognizing the challenges that our health care professionals and support staff faced – including long working hours and time away from their own families and loved ones – we are grateful for their focus and unwavering dedication to patients and families.
While appreciation for professionals and support staff in our health care system is important year round, today is the perfect time to express gratitude and say a special thank you for all they do.
Thank you, Mr. Speaker.