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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.

April 01, 2015

Hospital RN Cuts Hit the GTA: Southlake Regional cuts more than 32,000 hours of RN care

Yet another Ontario hospital is putting its patients well-being at risk by cutting Registered Nurses (RNs) to balance its budget – this time in the Greater Toronto Area.

April 01, 2015

Nurses and Health Professionals with The Espanola and Area Family Health Team Headed to Mediation

Registered Nurses (RNs), Nurse Practitioners (NPs) and other health care professionals, all members of the Ontario Nurses’ Association (ONA) working for The Espanola and Area Family Health Team, are headed to mediation on April 9 in an effort to avoid a strike.

March 30, 2015

3,000 CCAC Registered Nurses and Allied Health Care Professionals finally shown respect as Arbitration decision released

Arbitrator William Kaplan has released an arbitration decision for more than 3,000 Community Care Access Centre (CCAC) registered nurses (RNs) and health professionals.

March 24, 2015

Brockville Registered Nurses Say Looming Job Cuts will Impact Patient Care

Registered Nurses (RNs) at Brockville General Hospital say they are increasingly concerned about the fate of patient care and services as the possibility of RN cuts looms.

March 18, 2015

CHEO Cuts More than 50 Registered Nursing Positions: Patients pay the price for underfunding

The Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario (CHEO) has informed the Ontario Nurses’ Association (ONA) that it is cutting more than 50 registered nursing positions to balance its budget, leaving some of the most ill and vulnerable pediatric patients with less care.

March 18, 2015

RN Cuts at Cambridge Memorial Hospital Will Harm Patient Care: Loss of 22 RN positions means more death and disease for patients

The Ontario Nurses’ Association (ONA) is warning residents that Cambridge Memorial Hospital’s new “model of care” will increase the rate of death and disease for patients.

March 13, 2015

Strike Averted as Registered Nurses Ratify Agreement with the Peterborough County-City Health Unit

Public Health Nurses (PHNs) and Registered Nurses (RNs) at the Peterborough County-City Health Unit have ratified an agreement with their employer, averting a possible strike and disruption of public health services in the Peterborough community.

March 04, 2015

Registered Nurse Cuts will Harm Patient Care: Quinte Health Care cuts dozens of RNs

The Ontario Nurses’ Association (ONA) is warning residents that dozens of registered nurse (RN) cuts at Quinte Health Care will result in less safe patient care.

February 20, 2015

ONA Again Calls on Ministry of Labour to Enforce the Law

The Ontario Nurses’ Association (ONA) is again publicly calling on the Ministry of Labour to enforce the law and lay charges against the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH) in relation to a February 2014 assault on a nurse that resulted in her finger being amputated.

February 17, 2015

Peterborough County City Health Unit Nurses Poised to Strike

Public Health nurses and registered nurses at the Peterborough County City Health Unit have voted in favour of strike action. The 32 public health and RNs – members of the Ontario Nurses’ Association (ONA) Local 3 – will be in a legal strike position as of March 13, 2015.

February 15, 2015

CCAC employers remain unwilling to negotiate a fair deal: Contract for RNs and health professionals will be sent to arbitration

More than 3,000 Community Care Access Centre (CCAC) registered nurses (RNs) and health professionals will resume providing health care to their patients and the community on Tuesday. The ongoing labour dispute with nine CCAC employers will now be sent to arbitration.

ONA President

President's Message

The Evidence is Clear: RN cuts Devastate Patient Care

Every year at about this time of year, hospital CEOs begin to unveil their multi-million dollar budgets for the upcoming fiscal year. The CEOs usually put on a song-and-dance, espousing tough economic times, doing more with less, and generally trying to soften the blow on one of their bottom-line key messages: Cuts to RN care.

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Update April 7: HOOPP Spring Newsletter now online
Ontario - April 07, 2015

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

Update Feb. 17 Illnesses including MERS CoV, EVD68 etc
Ontario - February 17, 2015

Recent infectious disease alerts have been issued from Ontario's Chief Medical Officer of Health and Public Health Ontario. The alerts include information on Enterovirus D68, Measles and MERS-CoV. Please read the alerts, including directions for health-care workers.

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