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Health Minister takes a closer look at nursing

Health and Long-Term Care Minister George Smitherman walked in the shoes of three frontline nurses on Wednesday.

Toronto, May 14, 2008

George Smitherman shadows nurse Katherine MansfiendHealth and Long-Term Care Minister George Smitherman shadowed three nurses at St. Michael's Hospital on May 14 to learn, first hand, the pressures that nurses face in the daily work environments. The visit by the Minister, believed to be a first for an Ontario health minister, came during nursing week.

At 7 a.m., Smitherman began shadowing trauma/neurosurgery nurse Katherine Mansfield in the ICU unit. He then moved on to the orthopedic unit with Cindy Lalonde and to the emergency department with Jannet Hudson.

Photo credit: Anand Maharaj

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