No question, it’s been a tough year. People are tired and eager for life after COVID-19.
But hard times do have their silver linings. And we can’t help but notice deep respect for healthcare workers and hospitals shown in our community – well deserved acknowledgement.
The pandemic has united us all – though our circumstances differ and everyone’s struggle looks a bit different, we are one in facing great uncertainty and living through something for which there is no roadmap. And doing so with so much grace.
We’re not out of the woods yet, but there is hope in the air and if Nova Scotians have shown me anything, it’s that we can get through this together. From testing to vaccines, people across the province have done their part for the health of those around us.
The community rallied to support the QEII COVID-19 Response Fund – from local artists and creators raising funds, to a 12-year-old donor selling popcorn. Whether you rocked a Stay the Blazes Home t-shirt, reached out to your network, or straight-up donated, thank you for making a difference during a difficult time for our province. These funds directly touched care needs in our COVID-19 units and supported patients after they returned home.