Photo: Gabriela Vellego, nurse practitioner, smiles as her son Olivier entertains at the community meet and greet at Islands Health Centre, Freeport, Digby Neck.
The communities of Long and Brier Islands had a chance to say bem vindo, the Portugese phrase for welcome, to their new nurse practitioner (NP) and her family last week.
Gabriela and her family fell in love with Digby County as soon as they stepped off the ferry during a family vacation last summer. They dreamt of moving to rural Nova Scotia, and when she learned the area was recruting for a nurse practitoner, the dream quickly became a reality.
Originally from Brazil, Gabriella has most recently worked as a nurse practitioner candidate in Quebec.