Gore Bay doctors present tokens of their appreciation to Manitoulin Lodge staff

Two Gore Bay doctors gave tokens of appreciation to all staff of the Manitoulin Lodge Nursing Home for their efforts to keep residents healthy during the current COVID-19 pandemic. From left is the Manitoulin Lodge’s Debbie Wright and Sue Farren and doctors Shelagh McRae and Robert Hamilton.

GORE BAY – Two Gore Bay doctors have found a way to show their appreciation to all employees of the Manitoulin Lodge Nursing Home in Gore Bay for their tremendous efforts in keeping residents healthy during the current COVID-19 pandemic.

Doctors Shelagh McRae and Robert Hamilton of the Gore Bay Medical Centre presented 54 gift certificates to employees of the Lodge, said Sue Farren, executive director and Debbie Wright, co-director of care, earlier this week.

Dr. McRae said, “please accept these tokens of appreciation for all of you who work at Manitoulin Lodge. These are very challenging times caring for residents who are cut off from their families.”

“We know that you have long shifts and extra work with ever-changing rules and restrictions. We know that you are worried for yourselves and your families,” continued Dr. McRae. “We know that each of you, in maintenance, housekeeping, laundry, food services, personal support, nursing, activation and administration, take extra time to be kind and to be there for each of the residents.”

“We are so grateful for the unwavering support and encouragement that Manitoulin Lodge has and continues to receive from the incredible members of the Gore Bay community, along with our residents, family members and staff. We are overwhelmed and touched by Dr. Hamilton’s and Dr. McRae’s tokens of appreciation and would like to once again recognize the outstanding efforts of our tireless and dedicated team who are committed to the comfort, safety and well-being of all those we serve.”

Dr. Hamilton had told the Recorder each of the gift certificates are for $50 in groceries from Dean’s Valu-Mart in Gore Bay to everyone who works at the nursing home.