Two 7-foot-tall floral heart arrangements have been created at Vancouver General Hospital as a way of thanking healthcare workers for their efforts over the course of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.
The displays were organized by VGH and UBC Hospital Foundation’s Art Program Advisory Committee in association with Fleurs de Villes. Over the next few days, passerby are encouraged to express their gratitude by posting photos with the displays using #HealthCareHighFive and tagging @vghfdn and @fleursdevilles.
“Through support of the @vghfdn, we extend our heartfelt thanks and appreciation for all Frontline workers, especially those who have been challenged in recent weeks by protests on their doorsteps. Your community loves you,” Fleurs de Villes wrote in a recent social media post.
Angela Chapman, President and CEO of the VGH and UBC Hospital Foundation says healthcare workers have continued to be there for the health and well-being of our communities, despite the anxieties and fatigue that have come with the global pandemic.
“We have a deep appreciation of our health-care workers and what they do and proudly stand behind them,” Chapman said. “Hundreds of people on the front lines – from housekeeping staff to clinicians to unit clerks – continue to work at VGH every single day. We hope we can start their day with a little extra joy and gratitude.”
The flowers will be on display until Sunday, Sept. 12 on the corner of 12th and Laurel and on Oak St. between 11th and 10th Ave.