NSHA – Please be kind. We are here to help.

Health And Wellness The Covid Chronicle

**** NSHA Media Release

Please be kind. We are here to help.

Every day, Nova Scotia Health team members work to support patients and families. This includes providing care and services, working to keep our patients, teams and facilities safe, responding to many questions regarding COVID-19 or other important health matters, and so much more.

We are here to help Nova Scotians navigate through these uncertain times. And we are doing our very best to help those who need us, to respond quickly with clear answers to your questions, and to point you in the right direction.

We get it. After a long year dealing with COVID-19, the people of Nova Scotia are tired, frustrated and often scared. Our teams are experiencing this range of emotions too — along with new responsibilities, increased demands and the daily realities of pandemic life.

We are all in this together, but we are aware of too many situations where our staff have been subjected to abusive behavior and language, including personal threats. This is not acceptable.

Our people are the backbone of Nova Scotia Health. They are at the heart of all that we do and we care about their wellbeing. We need a healthy workforce to care for Nova Scotians and tackle this pandemic head on. So we must protect and uphold their right to a safe and healthy workplace.

Please be kind and know that we are here to help, but will not respond to behaviours or messages that cross the line into disrespect and/or abuse.

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