In a throwback to the pot-banging days that followed the March 2020 declaration of the COVID-19 pandemic, a symbolic salute to Peace Arch Hospital staff is planned for Wednesday morning (March 30).
The “coffee and pot-banging” event, sponsored by Oceana PARC/PARC Retirement Living and Green Coast Coffee with Peace Arch Hospital Foundation, is set to greet hospital workers from 9-10 a.m. in the hospital’s McCracken Courtyard (located between the Weatherby and Dr. Al Hogg pavilions).
While the clanging of pots and pans has not been heard for ages, “our appreciation for these workers remains,” a news release issued Tuesday morning explains.
“Their battle continues into a third year despite the risk of infection, a shortage of workers, long hours, verbal abuse in some cases and even picketing outside their places of work.”
The release notes that PARC has been a supporter of the hospital since 2016, most recently donating $1.2 million toward redevelopment of five surgical suites. The emergency department registration and triage area has been named in PARC’s honour.
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