July 23, 2014
The Ontario Nurses’ Association (ONA) supports the Ontario government’s plans to re-table legislation that would prevent the introduction of for-profit blood plasma clinics, however Registered Nurses (RNs) have ongoing concerns regarding screening of donors in Ontario.
July 14, 2014
Ontario Nurses’ Association says patients need appropriate hospital funding and RN staffing improvements
The reintroduction of a provincial budget identical to the May 1st budget has the Ontario Nurses’ Association (ONA) calling for a review of hospital funding to ensure safe, quality patient care. ONA President Linda Haslam-Stroud, RN, says that while increases to community care funding are welcome, they cannot continue to come at the expense of already-underfunded hospitals.
July 11, 2014
An independent panel of nursing experts called in to examine patient care and access to community services, staffing levels and safety concerns at the Erie St. Clair Community Care Access Centre (CCAC) has released 32 recommendations in its report on improving care.
July 07, 2014
Nursing Homes Provincial Contract Talks Break Down: No settlement for RNs working in Ontario’s for-profit nursing homes
Negotiations have broken down for Ontario’s 3,000 registered nurses, registered practical nurses, personal support workers and allied health professionals working in 174 for-profit nursing homes.
June 19, 2014
Expert Nursing Panel Looks at Humber River Hospital: Nurses say RN staffing levels unsafe, a risk to patients
Members of the Ontario Nurses' Association (ONA) working at Humber River Hospital have called in an expert panel to examine registered nursing staffing levels, fragmentation of patient care, improper staff support and an incorrect use of skill mix for the type of patient.
June 18, 2014
Unsafe Staffing Levels at Erie St. Clair CCAC: Care Coordinators call in expert panel to make recommendations
Care Coordinators who are concerned about patient care and access to community services, staffing levels and patient safety at the Erie St. Clair Community Care Access Centre (ESC-CCAC) have called in an Independent Assessment Committee (IAC) to review the issues. While IAC panels have addressed issues in other health care facilities, this is the first time a panel has been called on to resolve CCAC issues.
May 12, 2014
Ontario Nurses’ Association members and nursing student affiliate members are poised to celebrate Nursing Week 2014.
May 05, 2014
Independent Nursing Panel Recommends Increasing RN Care Needed at Nipigon District Memorial Hospital
Residents of Nipigon will be pleased to hear that an independent panel of nursing experts has recommended that more registered nursing (RN) hours be added to care for patients in the acute care unit, emergency department and chronic unit at Nipigon District Memorial Hospital, and that an RN be added to act as a transport nurse.
May 02, 2014
Approximately 58,000 registered nurses working in Ontario hospitals – members of the Ontario Nurses’ Association (ONA), have received an arbitration decision, resolving a dispute with Ontario hospitals over the nurses’ collective agreement.
May 01, 2014
The Ontario Nurses’ Association (ONA) remains deeply concerned by the continuing flatlining of funding of Ontario hospitals. ONA welcomes the budget’s funding for community health care, but President Linda Haslam-Stroud, RN, says it must not come at the expense of already-underfunded hospitals.
April 28, 2014
Ontario registered nurses (RNs) and allied health professionals will mark the National Day of Mourning today at events being held across the province.
April 02, 2014
The 60,000 registered nurses (RNs), allied health professionals and affiliated nursing students of the Ontario Nurses’ Association (ONA) are saddened to learn of the passing of founding Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Anne S. Gribben, who died peacefully on March 28, 2014.
Post-election Wrap-up: Our work has just begun
I truly believe that ONA members, staff, colleagues and supporters made a positive difference in outcome of the provincial election. The Tim Hudak-led Conservatives were defeated (in fact, the party lost nine seats at Queen`s Park) and Hudak resigned as their leader.
Read the HOOPP newsletter Your Plan At Work here
Update May 16 (MERS) and other Travel-related Illnesses
Recent traveler-related infectious disease alerts have been issued from Ontario's Chief Medical Officer of Health and Public Health Ontario. The alerts include information on the Measles, MERS, Ebola, and Viral Hemorrhagic Fever. Please read the alerts, including directions for health-care workers.