Every day nurses working in Nova Scotia and elsewhere go above and beyond for patients and their families. Lauren Goodyear is one of those nurses. An inpatient hematology nurse who works on 8A/B at the Victoria General Hospital in Halifax, Goodyear was recently honoured for her ongoing commitment to patient care with Nova Scotia Health’s first ever Daisy Award For Extraordinary Nurses.
You could say cooking runs in the family for Amanda Landry. Her father, Robert Cromwell, was a cook at Cape Breton Regional Hospital, while her mother, Crystal Cromwell, was the cook at home when Landry and her five siblings were growing up.
Sydney native, Danny Patterson, recalls as if it were yesterday, how he came to be one of the Eastern Zone’s many dedicated Palliative Care volunteers. “My father was in palliative care. I walked in the room one day and there was a volunteer sitting there. You’d swear she was his daughter; she was treating him so good. I thought, Wow. Because you feel no one can treat your loved one like you can.”