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June 23, 2015

Ontario Continues to Have the Second-Worst RN to Population Ratio in Canada

Ontario Nurses’ Association (ONA) President Linda Haslam-Stroud, RN, is expressing alarm about the findings of a new Canadian Institute for Health Information (CIHI) report showing that Ontario continues to have the second-worst registered nurse (RN) to population ratio in the country.

June 12, 2015

Marie Kelly Named CEO/CAO of the Ontario Nurses' Association

Ontario Nurses’ Association (ONA) President Linda Haslam-Stroud, RN, is pleased to announce that the ONA Board of Directors has appointed Marie Kelly as the Union’s Chief Executive Officer/Chief Administrative Officer.

June 05, 2015

ONA First Vice-President Wins Prestigious National Nursing Leadership Award

Ontario Nurses’ Association (ONA) First Vice-President Vicki McKenna, RN, has been awarded a top honour by the Canadian Federation of Nurses Unions (CFNU) in recognition of her many years of strong leadership and advocacy work on behalf of registered nurses and allied health professionals in Ontario.

May 21, 2015

Violence Must Stop: Ontario RNs Continue to Provide Care in High-Risk Situations

The Ontario Nurses’ Association (ONA) says that “enough is enough” regarding ongoing incidents of violence taking place daily in Ontario hospitals and is calling for Guelph General Hospital management to step up to the plate and take safety seriously.

May 15, 2015

Bancroft Registered Nurses Say RN Cuts Will Hurt Patient Care

Registered nurses working at the North Hastings site of Quinte Health Care say they believe a cut to RN care in the emergency department will have a significant impact on the safety of patient care.

May 12, 2015

Canadian nurses put patients first this election

As registered nurses, registered practical nurses, nurse practitioners and allied health professionals across Ontario mark Florence Nightingale’s birthday, they and the Canadian Federation of Nurses Unions (CFNU) have also vowed to stand up for the country’s health-care system this federal election.

May 11, 2015

Ontario Nurses' Association Celebrates Nursing Week 2015

“ONA members provide the best value in health care,” said ONA President Linda Haslam-Stroud, RN. “Despite this, the profession is facing challenges even as we celebrate Nursing Week. We have seen more than 800,000 hours of RN care cut from Ontario hospitals this year alone, and our members are struggling with heavy workloads, working excessive overtime and facing workplace violence.”

May 06, 2015

Nipigon Nurses Launch Campaign for Safe Care

Ontario Nurses’ Association (ONA) members – registered nurses from Nipigon District Memorial Hospital – are launching a campaign today to fight for safe, quality health care for their patients.

May 04, 2015

Ontario Nurses Call for More RNs Over Growing Concern of Negative Impact on Patients

The Ontario Nurses’ Association (ONA) is warning that further cuts to registered nurse (RN) care due to a fourth consecutive year of frozen base funding for hospitals will mean a greater risk to patients. To ensure the public is aware of this grave situation, ONA is launching a radio ad campaign today to raise awareness of the growing concern for the impact of RN cuts, and in fact the need for more registered nurses for Ontario.

April 27, 2015

Algoma Public Health Nurses at the Bargaining Table

Sixty-two Algoma Public Health Nurses – members of the Ontario Nurses' Association (ONA) – will sit down at the bargaining table beginning tomorrow to try to negotiate a fair contract with their employer.

April 23, 2015

Patient Illness, Death Rates Will Climb As Provincial Budget Starves Hospitals

Yet another consecutive year of hospital funding freezes means that registered nurses will be cut, leaving hospital patients in Ontario at an increased risk of complications and even death, says Linda Haslam-Stroud, RN, President of the Ontario Nurses’ Association (ONA).

April 01, 2015

Grand River Hospital Cuts Registered Nurses to Balance Budget

Grand River Hospital will cut 15 full-time and four part-time registered nurses, a move the Ontario Nurses’ Association (ONA) warns will put patient care at risk. These cuts are in addition to the 13 registered nurse positions and two nurse practitioner positions cut in the fall of 2014. That cut equated to a loss of 30,000 hours of RN and NP care for patients at the Grand River Hospital. The latest round of cuts brings the total hours of RN and NP care lost to 60,000 hours per year.

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President's Message

Take Action NOW: Complete the Bargaining Survey

The Ontario Nurses’ Association’s bargaining survey is now open. ONA wants to know what you would like to see in your next contract. Please complete the survey today. Survey closes on June 30.

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