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September 23, 2015

Auditor-General's CCAC Report: ONA Recommends Enhancing Community Care, Ending Duplication and Cutting Profit out of the System

ONA and its more than 3,500 members working in Community Care Access Centres and home care know that improving quality health-care services to their patients while removing duplication is vital. Any reforms to be made following the release of the Auditor-General's CCAC report must remove the current barriers faced by Care Coordinators, Nurses and Health Professionals who provide direct patient care in order for them to better provide quality home care services to their patients.

September 22, 2015

Registered Nurses and Social Workers at Haldimand-Norfolk Community Addiction & Mental Health Services Heading to Conciliation, Trying to Avoid Strike

Registered nurses (RNs) and social workers are heading to conciliation bargaining on October 7 in an effort to negotiate a new contract and avoid a strike that would force the withdrawal of critical mental health services to their almost 850 patients in their homes.

September 21, 2015

North Bay Hospital Cuts are Gutting RN Care, Devastating Patient Care and the Community

Ontario Nurses' Association (ONA) President Linda Haslam-Stroud, RN, says that job cuts and bed closures at North Bay Regional Health Centre have "turned a slow bleed into the ex-sanguination of patient care" and is decrying misinformation released by hospital management.

September 21, 2015

Violence Against Nurses Continues at Troubled Royal Ottawa Hospital Mental Health Centre

The Ontario Nurses' Association (ONA) continues to be concerned about insufficient security and other safety measures for nurses and other staff working for the Royal Ottawa Mental Health Centre, part of the Royal Ottawa Health Care Group where numerous assaults have taken place.

September 14, 2015

Chatham-Kent Public Health Nurses Heading to Conciliation: Nurses seeking new collective agreement

Forty-one public health nurses working for the Chatham-Kent Health Unit will head to conciliation on Sept. 15.

September 10, 2015

ONA Wins Landmark Influenza Vaccine-or-Mask Grievance

The Ontario Nurses’ Association (ONA) has won an important and precedent-setting arbitration award against Sault Area Hospital, striking down the controversial "Vaccinate or Mask" policy introduced at many Ontario hospitals. This policy forces nurses and other health-care workers to wear an unfitted surgical mask for the entire flu season if they choose not to get the influenza vaccine. 

September 09, 2015

Ontario Nurses' Association Members Support Huron Women's Shelter

Registered nurses and allied health professionals, members of the Ontario Nurses' Association (ONA), will be in Grand Bend  to attend a leadership conference and will devote an evening to give back to the community by donating to the Huron Women's Shelter.

September 03, 2015

Ontario Front-Line Nurses Celebrate Labour Day

The 60,000 registered nurses and allied health professionals, as well as more than 14,000 nursing student affiliates of the Ontario Nurses' Association (ONA), will join workers across the country to celebrate Labour Day this weekend.

August 24, 2015

Ontario Nurses' Association Launches New Ad Campaign in Kingston

The Ontario Nurses' Association (ONA) is launching a new ad campaign in Kingston today. "The Truth Hurts. Nurses Know." is the theme of the campaign that will pop up around the city's transit shelters, bus exteriors and benches. The multi-media ads inform Kingston residents of some of the facts facing not just Ontario's registered nurses, but also their patients.

July 09, 2015

Brockville General RN Cuts Will Hurt Patient Care

Registered nurses (RNs) working at Brockville General Hospital say cutting almost 17 full-time and part-time RN positions will have a significant impact on the safety of patient care.

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.

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President's Message

Canada’s Nurses Committed to Care

This past summer, I participated in some events that truly sparked an even greater sense of commitment and solidarity among ONA members and Canada’s nurses – elements that are vital to what we will face over the upcoming months. You’ll read about many of those events in this issue.

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Update September 14: Helpful FAQs for ONA part-time and non full-time healthcare employees about upcoming changes to HOOPP eligibility
Ontario - September 14, 2015

Read details about HOOPP's latest news, publications, their new members page, amendments to the Employment Standards Act (ESA) , and much more.

Update September 16: Illnesses including MERS CoV etc
Ontario - September 16, 2015

Recent infectious disease alerts have been issued from Ontario's Chief Medical Officer of Health. The alerts include information on MERS-CoV. Please read the alerts, including directions for health-care workers.


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