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Ontario Nurses' Association president to visit Sault nurses

Wednesday, May 14, 2014   by: SooToday.com Staff

NEWS RELEASE

ONTARIO NURSES ASSOCIATION

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Ontario Nurses' Association President Linda Haslam-Stroud, RN, will make site visits to Sault Ste. Marie registered nurses tomorrow to mark Nursing Week 2014 celebrations.

Accompanied by Region 1 Vice-President Pam Mancuso, RN, Haslam-Stroud will visit ONA members working at Group Health Centre, Algoma Public Health and Extendicare Maple View tomorrow.

ONA has chosen the theme More Nurses, Better Care for this year's celebrations, focusing on the value and benefits of nursing care to patients.

Haslam-Stroud says that nurses provide cost-effective and high-quality care to patients, despite tight health care budgets and daily workload challenges.

Despite clear evidence of the value of nursing care, Ontario continues to have the second-lowest RN-to-population ratio in Canada.

ONA is the union representing 60,000 registered nurses and allied health professionals, as well as more than 14,000 nursing student affiliates providing care in hospitals, long-term care facilities, public health, the community, clinics and industry.

This event will take place at the Group Health Centre, Algoma Public Health, and Extendicare Maple View on Thursday, May 15, 2014.

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MYPOINT 5/14/2014 5:53:24 PM Report

is as follows ...


I thought ONA was supposed to be representing ALL nurses in Ontario, not just RN's or BSCn 's? Am I incorrect? Please advise?

I realize that RPN's have a different union but they are still nurses and are entitled to use the term 'Nurse' as per the CNO ( College of Nurses for Ontario )

As always, your views may differ :)
friendlyone24 5/15/2014 6:48:19 AM Report

I do not think there is a problem ratio with RPN's...the issue here...is...the ratio of RN's to the population...
as per article.
Stephanie1965 5/15/2014 7:48:04 PM Report

Interesting that they stay away from any places that are in crisis due to shortage of nursing care, ie., FJDavy Home!
canuk21 5/15/2014 8:41:00 PM Report

In response. ONA represents 60000 nurses this includes some RPN's. The fact that there is an over all nursing shortage is what we are fighting for. There are not enough nurses for the population of the province, hospital, nursing homes and clinic's included.
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