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Community health fair in Wilkes-Barre

The health fair was held at Kirby Park in Wilkes-Barre from noon to 4 p.m. on Saturday.

WILKES-BARRE, Pa. — Healthcare workers invited the Wilkes-Barre community to celebrate Nurses Week.

Healthcare workers held a community health fair & family fun day at Kirby Park.

More than 20 vendors participated offering health and wellness information, blood pressure screenings, free massages, and other services. 

This event not only celebrated Nurses Week but also recognized the staffing issues nurses are facing and engaged the community about safe staffing legislation like the Patient Safety Act.

"I'm one of the nurses that are on the fence to leave their career based on, you know, the job, it's demanding and it's unsafe and the patients are. They're not suffering because we're doing our part of doing what we can but we are suffering as far as like mental health, it's hard," said Melissa Partington, Registered Nurse.

Nurses Week started Friday and will run through this Thursday, May 12. 

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