Close to 50 Winchester District Memorial Hospital (WDMH) staff members and physicians took over the front lobby and the upper balcony at noon on April 3 for an impromptu flash mob to celebrate National Nursing Oncology Day.
Led by chemotherapy nurse Stephanie Ouellette, the group danced to ‘Firework’ decked out in orange and cranberry outfits, the colours of the Canadian Association of Nurses in Oncology.
“WDMH is proud of its oncology nurses who provide specialized care to cancer patients in the region,” notes Cholly Boland, CEO. “In fact, all of WDMH’s chemotherapy nurses are certified through the de Souza Institute e-learning centre and are recognized for their advanced cancer care nursing knowledge and skills.”
Oncology nurses all over Canada raised awareness by doing the same flash mob dance to the same music at the same time in public spaces across Canada. At the end of the event, staff observed a moment of silence in remembrance of past oncology patients.