It was a star-studded night for long term care at the second annual NHNSA Long Term Care Awards of Excellence Gala held at the Delta Marriott in Dartmouth last evening. Senior Public Relations Consultant Ayse Hand emceed the event with style and grace. Executive Director Menna MacIsaac introduced Ms. Hand as a seasoned journalist and talented communications strategist with Irish Communications of Halifax.
The enthusiastic attendees, comprised of nominees and others representing all aspects of long-term care, corporate partners, and government officials, were moved and excited by the many stories of exceptional quality care, innovation, partnerships, teamwork, leadership, and pioneering initiatives taking place across the province.
Ms. Hand said to the nominees and sector representatives, “Among you are everyday care heroes, who with your colleagues have been the backbone of caring for our elders and the most vulnerable in communities across Nova Scotia. October is Continuing Care Month and what a way to make this occasion an opportunity to shine the spotlight on long term care. It has been quite a year for all Nova Scotians and certainly another unprecedented one for long term care. You have continued to manage the impact of the pandemic with grace and diligence and then once again showed your leadership, capacity, collaboration, and sense of community, handing crisis situations during the recent wildfires and flooding smoothly, compassionately, and calmly.”
Minister Barbara Adam, Nova Scotia’s first ever Minister of Long-Term Care, delivered a heartfelt and supportive message communicating her commitment to continue to advance the long-term care sector. Also in attendance were The Honourable Gary Burril, MLA for Halifax Chebucto who offered a gratitude and The Honourable Zach Churchill, Leader of the NS Liberal Party.