Melfort has “Hope” in lights outside its hospital; now Tisdale is encouraging health-care workers to “Shine.”
The Tisdale hospital was inspired by the Melfort Hospital’s sign of “Hope” to also promote a positive message, especially through these trying times, and up went the word “Shine” in holiday lights outside their facility.
Inspired by Melfort, Heather Turcotte of the Tisdale Suicide Awareness group approached Tisdale Hospital Support Services Manager Matthew Patterson about creating an inspiring sign for the Tisdale hospital. It was a strong team effort: the Tisdale Suicide Awareness group purchased the materials, the sign was constructed by the Tisdale Hospital Building Services staff, and Matthew managed the placement of the lights.
“We chose ‘Shine’ because that’s what health-care workers are doing right now. Health-care workers all across the province are showing their mettle now more than ever. Health-care workers are the beacon of hope and always have been. They are the ones who shine. Every day, they show up to care, to clean, to keep comfortable, to feed, to love, and to provide hope for people in their darkest hours,” said Patterson.