October 17, 2014
The Ontario Nurses' Association (ONA) is encouraged by plans announced by Ontario Health Minister Dr. Eric Hoskins today to employ all appropriate precautionary measures to ensure the health and safety of Ontario's nurses.
October 16, 2014
Public Health Nurses (PHNs) working at the Middlesex-London Health Unit are scheduled to head to mediation talks on November 12 in pursuit of a new contract. The PHNs have been negotiating a new contract with their employer since May and have a legal strike deadline of November 13.
October 03, 2014
Nurse Practitioners (NPs) working at Guelph’s Community Health Centre (CHC) are preparing for their second day of conciliated negotiations with their employer, seeking to catch up as the inflation rate has quickly exceeded their wage increases.
October 02, 2014
Registered Nurses at St. Joseph’s Health Care London Choose Ontario Nurses’ Association as their union
Registered nurses (RNs) at St. Joseph’s Health Care – London have voted to make the Ontario Nurses’ Association (ONA) their union by an overwhelming 87 per cent.
September 29, 2014
Mediation between Ontario's 3,000 registered nurses, registered practical nurses, personal support workers and allied health professionals working in 168 for-profit nursing homes has ended following the private nursing homes’ demand to gut nurse staffing for our residents.
September 29, 2014
The Ontario Nurses’ Association (ONA) will begin airing ads on Belleville radio today to raise awareness of the value and role of the area’s registered nurses and allied health professionals working as Community Care Access Centre Care Coordinators.
September 09, 2014
Linda Haslam-Stroud, RN, President of the Ontario Nurses’ Association (ONA), released a statement on the appointment of Michael Balagus as chief of staff to Ontario New Democratic Party (NDP) leader Andrea Horwath.
September 02, 2014
Ontario Nurses’ President Takes ALS Ice Bucket Challenge at St. Joseph’s Healthcare Hamilton, where 58 RN positions have been cut
Linda Haslam-Stroud, RN, President of the Ontario Nurses’ Association (ONA) took the ALS ice bucket challenge today in front of the Charlton campus of St. Joseph’s Healthcare Hamilton to protest registered nursing cuts.
August 27, 2014
Expert Nursing Panel Says RN Staffing Resources “Inadequate” at Humber River Hospital Endoscopy Units
An independent panel of nursing experts has concluded that the registered nurse (RN) staffing levels at Humber River Hospital’s two endoscopy units are inadequate and has made 32 recommendations to improve patient care.
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.
ONA integral in development of Ebola directives for health-care workers
As you may be aware, the provincial government has sent a directive to all health-care providers identifying protocols when caring for a potential/diagnosed Ebola patient. The Ontario Nurses' Association (ONA ) has been an integral part of the development of the directives. Although, not perfect, the government is committed to ensuring their recommendations meet the standards that we expect for our members and our patients. The Minister has committed to continuing to work with ONA to ensure our members' safety.
Update Oct. 8 Learn about HOOPP's new program for part-time staff here
Update Oct. 17 Illnesses including MERS CoV, EVD68 etc
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.