Nurses make sacrifices too

Published 4:53 pm Saturday, December 26, 2009

I was responding to the story you published in today’s edition about police officers working on Christmas Day to keep us safe.

While I appreciate everything police officers and firefighters do, they always get all of the credit for public service.

What about the hardworking nurses at local hospitals (like me) who are working all three holidays this season to provide top-quality health care?

We work very hard and work under pretty stressful conditions and have been working short-staffed ever since I started my nursing career in 1984. We save lives every day, too, as well as expose ourselves to all kinds of contagious and life-threatening diseases.

Next time, I want to see pictures of nurses on Christmas Day doing what we do best for our communities!