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.
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.
Together our voices are louder - and stronger!
As Labour Day approaches, it is a time to reflect on the not-too-distant past and adjust and plan for our future.
As I look back on the first several months of 2014, I am so proud to be a labour union leader. As a union, ONA members came together and showed our many stakeholders that our voice is united, strong, professional and passionate. And we don't give up.
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Update Sept. 25 Illnesses including Ebola, Enterovirus D68
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 Ebola (Viral Hemorrhagic Fever), Enterovirus D68, Measles and MERS-CoV. Please read the alerts, including directions for health-care workers.