March 06, 2014
Nurse staffing report finds RNs are unable to provide proper patient care at Rouge Valley Health System
The panel of nursing experts called to investigate registered nurse staffing levels and patient care at Rouge Valley Health System’s post-acute care unit has validated the Ontario Nurses’ Association’s concerns. The panel has found that RNs are unable to provide proper patient care under current conditions and the hospital’s work environment does not support quality nursing practice.
March 04, 2014
Grand River Community Health Centre nurses will hold a strike vote tomorrow and/or may be locked out by their employer on March 11.
March 04, 2014
Registered Nurses call in expert panel to review patient safety, RN staffing levels at Nipigon District Memorial Hospital
Concerned that unsafe registered nurse staffing levels at Nipigon District Memorial Hospital have compromised patient safety and increased workloads to an unsafe level, Ontario Nurses’ Association (ONA) members have called in an Independent Assessment Committee to examine the issues.
February 26, 2014
The Ontario Nurses’ Association (ONA) is warning patients in Toronto that two of the city’s busiest emergency departments remain dangerous places for those seeking care. A full year after an expert panel made 40 recommendations to improve patient care and safety at Humber River Hospital’s emergency departments, the hospital continues to fail to take action.
February 20, 2014
A registered nurse from Brampton is one of several Ontario Nurses’ Association (ONA) members starring in a new television commercial calling for an end to RN cuts now airing in the city and across Ontario.
February 19, 2014
Thunder Bay District Public Health Unit Nurses (PHNs) are the lowest-paid public health nurses in Ontario and have been without a contract for more than one year. The 58 PHNs – members of the Ontario Nurses’ Association (ONA) – spent their lunch breaks holding an information picket outside the health unit building today, asking the public for support.
February 18, 2014
A registered nurse from Kingston is one of several Ontario Nurses’ Association (ONA) members starring in a new television commercial calling for an end to RN cuts now airing in the city and across Ontario.
February 10, 2014
The Ontario Nurses’ Association (ONA) says more registered nurses and better, safer care are needed for our patients in Ontario, not more nursing cuts. ONA launched a new ad campaign today to raise awareness of the need for more registered nurses for the province.
January 30, 2014
Workplace violence legislation under the Occupational Health and Safety Act (OHSA) is finally bearing fruit as an Ontario hospital heads to trial in November 2014 for charges filed under the Act, says the Ontario Nurses’ Association (ONA).
January 28, 2014
Ontario’s 14 Local Health Integration Networks (LHINs) must stop cutting the quality and safety of health care and sending public services to for-profit companies, said the President of the Ontario Nurses’ Association (ONA) today.
January 23, 2014
ONA Board member Anne Clark, RN and ONA Local 99 member Cathryn Hoy, RN, spoke about both the implications of hospital underfunding and the specific impact on patients in both the Ottawa area and at Kingston General Hospital.
January 21, 2014
The Ontario Nurses’ Association (ONA) today called on the provincial government to end the underfunding of Ontario hospitals and cuts to RN positions. In keeping with the government’s signal that it wants to focus on job creation, ONA is also calling for funding of a multi-year action plan to hire and maintain registered nursing positions in all health care sectors.
Have you heard the news yet?
Have you heard the news yet? Tim Hudak, Ontario Conservative Party leader, is feeling the pressure to cancel his plans to pass a dues evasion law.
Celebrate Nursing Week 2014!
Nursing Week is May 12-18 and it's time to put the wheels in motion and plan your activities! Find great information and resources to help coordinate your Nursing Week celebrations.
March 6, 2014: Strong results in 2013 have propelled the Healthcare of Ontario Pension Plan (HOOPP) to its strongest funded position in over a decade, a funded ratio of 114 per cent. Read the full release here.
March 4, 2014: Sign up today for one of the 2014 HOOPP Pension Seminars and learn more about one of your valuable assets, your HOOPP Pension. Attend a seminar in your area and learn about the benefits of your HOOPP pension and find out how the decisions you make today can maximize the pension you receive at retirement. The seminars take place across the province - book your spot today!
February, 2014: The February edition of HOOPP's newsletter, Pensions in Perspectives, is now available. Please download it and read about how the "looming" retirement crisis needs attention now.