Health Unit celebrates Nurses’ Week
HURON COUNTY – They are the unsung heroes of the local public health system in Huron County.
Public health nurses are marking Nurses’ Week which runs through Sunday by continuing their work in the community.
Huron County Public Health Nurse Marilyn King tells Bayshore Broadcasting News the organization and others across the province have nurses who specialize in certain areas of care.
She points out they have nurses who deal exclusively with infection control, two nurses tasked with the social determinants of health and a chief nursing officer fully funded by the province.
King says most of the time the result of public health nurses’ work is unseen because of the success in immunization rates against what used to be common illnesses.
She observes that the only time their work comes into the light is when there is an outbreak.
King says public health nurses are always working to improve and stay in line with community health care standards.
She says much of their work involves a form of community outreach because of their interaction with families and individuals across the County on a daily basis.
By Peter Jackson, 104. 9 the Beach, May 16, 2014