June 21, 2016
St. Joseph’s Care Group Announces Cuts to Registered Nurses: Hospital Site Cuts 12 Full-Time, 14 Part-Time RNs
Patients will again pay the price when St. Joseph’s Care Group’s hospital site in Thunder Bay cuts 12 full-time registered nurses (RNs) and 14 part-time RNs in a variety of units.
June 20, 2016
Expert Nursing Panel Makes 18 Recommendations to Improve Care for Hemodialysis Patients at Humber River Hospital
An independent panel of nursing experts has made 18 long-awaited recommendations to improve care at Humber River Hospital’s Hemodialysis Unit, where registered nurses (RNs) – members of the Ontario Nurses’ Association (ONA) – have been raising professional responsibility concerns since 2011.
June 13, 2016
Registered nurses (RNs) at Windsor Regional Hospital say the hospital is in chaos as the June 15 date for cutting 169 RN positions – and the likelihood of more RN cuts – looms.
Ontario Nurses’ Association (ONA) members say that nursing schedules are being posted late and with gaps in schedules where base staffing needs are not being met.
June 13, 2016
Grand River CHC Nurses Say Employer Intends to Redirect Funds to Building Costs, Cut a Nurse Practitioner
The Nurse Practitioners (NPs) and Registered Nurses (RNs) working for the Grand River Community Health Centre – and hoping to avoid a strike – have set a date for conciliation in their efforts to reach a new collective agreement.
June 02, 2016
Negotiations have abruptly broken down for more than 3,000 registered nurses, registered practical nurses, personal support workers and allied health professionals working in 179 for-profit provincial nursing homes.
May 31, 2016
In a major win for the health and safety of registered nurses at work, the Ontario Nurses’ Association (ONA) has successfully appealed the Ministry of Labour’s non-issuance of specific orders to improve the safety and security of RNs and other front-line health-care workers in the forensic treatment unit at Brockville Mental Health Centre.
May 27, 2016
An independent panel of nursing experts has made an unprecedented 91 recommendations to improve patient care in the 3C Acute Medical Short Stay Unit at Sault Area Hospital.
May 17, 2016
The Ministry of Labour prosecution of Brockville Mental Health Centre is set to begin tomorrow. The Ministry of Labour charged Brockville Mental Health Centre with five infractions of the Occupational Health and Safety Act for failing to protect its workers. The charges were laid by the Ministry of Labour in December 2014 and stem from an incident in 2014 when a nurse was stabbed multiple times by a patient.
May 09, 2016
The Ontario Nurses’ Association (ONA) and the provincial NDP called on the government to implement an immediate moratorium on cuts to registered nurse (RN) positions today.
May 06, 2016
More than 60,000 front-line registered nurses, nurse practitioners and registered practical nurses as well as more than 14,000 nursing student affiliates, will celebrate Nursing Week 2016 from May 9 to 16.
May 02, 2016
As Ontario marks First Responders Day 2016, the Ontario Nurses’ Association (ONA) continues to call on the Premier and provincial government to amend Bill 163 to recognize nurses.
April 27, 2016
As workers across Ontario mark the 2016 Day of Mourning tomorrow, the Ontario Nurses’ Association (ONA) is calling for more accountability in the prevention of violent incidents in health care.
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Through May, I spent much time traveling the province to join ONA members in celebrating Nursing Week 2016. During these visits, I was able to hear first-hand experiences about working on the front-lines of health care.
These stories are invaluable to ONA as we lobby for much-needed changes to the health-care system from the government and your employers. Please continue to share your stories with us.
Update April 11: Check out the Spring 2016 issue of HOOPP's "Pensions in Perspective" newsletter
Find the latest news, publications, and much more from the Healthcare of Ontario Pension Plan (HOOPP) and OMERS.
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