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Nurses Don’t Get Snow Days

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RICHMOND (WRIC) - While some are enjoying snow days, others have to make the trek into work and that includes nurses.

"The work we do is 24 hours a day," says Nurse Nellie League. "It doesn't stop because of the weather. We don't close. Our patients expect us to provide the same level of care whether it's raining or snowing or whatever is going on outside."

Bon Secours asking for volunteers with four wheel drive to help get those that help patients into work.

"Driving on these roads makes me quite nervous," says Judy Galetta. "Having this wonderful service took a heavy load off my mind."

Chris Brown says he was watching the news Wednesday night when he saw that the nurses needed a lift. He's one of 30 drivers that volunteered to take them to the hospital today, saying he was just glad he could help.

"My daughter Eleanor was born here at this hospital and my mom used to be a nurse so I just wanted to come help out and get the nurses into work so they could help out people," he says.

The staff calls it heartwarming to see such a response.

 

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