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Winnipeggers are showing their appreciation for exhausted healthcare workers

As hospitalizations continue to rise in Manitoba, some are creating care packages and delivering food to overworked healthcare workers.
By: Heather Marie Connors
December 02, 2020
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Photo provided.

Winnipeg resident Jordynn Friesen has been checking in with her nurse friends throughout the pandemic, and when she noticed their morale was waning, she decided to put together care packages to show them some gratitude and appreciation.

"I went, something needs to be done to try and lift their spirits, because if they're not doing the best, how are they going to look after everybody else?" Friesen said to CBC.

Genell McMillan, seeing the triple-digit increases in daily case numbers, decided to organize deliveries of doughnuts and other baked goods for nurses at Grace Hospital and the Misericordia Health Centre.

"I just want them to know that they're appreciated. I just want them to know that we're seeing their struggle," she said.

Meanwhile, Lori Lucas and her staff at the Chicken Chef have been dropping off dinners for home care workers at half a dozen personal care homes around Winnipeg. Along with collecting donations from the community to support the meal deliveries, Lucas has been collecting cards and thank-you notes for the workers.

"It's a reminder … to let them know that they're not alone, that we do care, that we do support them, that we do thank them for their work."

Source: CBC Manitoba

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