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Nurses thanked with 240-pound fudge delivery

Jeremy Nuttall

By Jeremy Nuttall, 24 hours Vancouver



One way to say thanks is with a 240-pound fudge delivery.

That’s what organ transplant recipients gave to nurses throughout the province Tuesday during an annual act of gratitude for National Nursing Week.

Last year the patients delivered popcorn, but this year a much stickier present was delivered.

Wynne Chiu, transplant nurse at St. Paul’s Hospital, said her fudge was delivered without incident.

“I’m not quite sure how much, but there’s a significant amount of fudge in our office right now,” Chiu said with a chuckle.

Chiu said her job as a patient and nurse educator for the transplant program involves assessing people for heart transplants after exhausting other measures.

“We’ll do everything that we can to make sure things are going to be OK,” she said. “Make sure they are well aware of what could happen, but still maintain hope. That’s the balance we struggle with all the time.”

One patient Chiu managed to see through the darkness was Elizabeth Edward.

“Wynne did such an amazing job of taking away the fear and putting me at ease,” Edward said.

The Provincial Health Services Authority said more fudge deliveries are expected throughout the week.






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