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Nursing Week, May 9 - 15, 2016
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May 02, 2016

ONA Calls on Premier to Include Registered Nurses in PTSD Legislation

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

ONA Joins Workers in Marking 2016 Day of Mourning

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.

April 22, 2016

Expert Nursing Panel Hears RN Staffing Concerns at Humber River Hospital’s Hemodialysis Unit

An independent panel of nursing experts is wrapping up a three-day hearing into the concerns of registered nurses (RNs) working in Humber River Hospital’s Hemodialysis Unit today.

April 21, 2016

Kingston RNs Vote for ONA: Ontario Nurses’ Association will represent Providence Care-St. Mary’s of the Lake and Mental Health Services Registered Nurses

Registered nurses (RNs) working for Providence Care-St. Mary’s of the Lake and Mental Health Services have voted convincingly to make ONA their union.

April 14, 2016

Medically Assisted Death: Ontario Nurses’ Voices Must be Equal in the Debate

Recognizing that Registered Nurses (RNs) will play a central role in medically assisted death under new legislation introduced today, the Ontario Nurses’ Association (ONA) is calling for an equal voice for the nursing profession in the legislative debate.

April 06, 2016

Nurse Expert Panel Called in to Review Patient Safety at Sault Area Hospital

Concerned that unsafe RN staffing levels have compromised patient safety, registered nurse (RN) members of the Ontario Nurses’ Association (ONA) have called in an Independent Assessment Committee to examine the issue.

April 04, 2016

Nurses Shut Out from PTSD Legislation: ONA calls for front-line RNs to be added

Front-line registered nurses (RNs) are outraged that the province has excluded them from coverage under Bill 163, Supporting Ontario's First Responders Act (Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, 2016), says the Ontario Nurses' Association (ONA). ONA is calling for the immediate inclusion of all nurses.

March 15, 2016

Guelph General Hospital Failing to Take Safety Seriously: RN assaulted, lack of protective equipment exposed

The Ontario Nurses' Association (ONA) is appalled at the lack of safety at Guelph General Hospital that has come to light in several serious incidents recently. ONA has filed a grievance against the hospital and is looking for immediate mandatory violence prevention training, a system for flagging violent patients and panic buttons for nurses working in units who do not currently possess them.

March 11, 2016

Atikokan RN Cuts Move ONA Nurses to Action: Registered nurses concerned with impact on patient care safety

Front-line registered nurses (RNs) providing patient care at Atikokan General Hospital are so concerned with the impact of RN cuts that they are taking unprecedented action to alert the hospital's board.

February 25, 2016

Ontario Provincial Budget Provides Small Improvements for Ontario Hospitals, say Front-Line Registered Nurses

The Ontario Nurses' Association (ONA) says that the provincial budget provides a small increase to hospital funding, which we hope will be invested in front-line registered nurses (RNs) for our patients.

February 16, 2016

What is Ailing Ontario Health Care? Nurses Know

Ontario registered nurses know what is ailing Ontario's health-care system and urge the public to recognize and speak out regarding the special role their care plays in health care.

February 12, 2016

Ontario Nurses Say Enough is Enough – Concessions and Layoffs Must Stop Now

Ontario nurses say enough is enough following three futile weeks of bargaining with the Ontario Hospital Association (OHA). Contract talks came to an abrupt halt when the OHA team made a final offer which would result in the gutting of our wages, benefits and job security. 

ONA President

President's Message

Celbrate Nursing Week with Pride - and Pause

As Ontario Nurses’ Association members and nursing student affiliate members, let’s celebrate the many achievements of registered nurses, nurse practitioners and practical nurses during Nursing Week, May 9-15. Traditionally, Nursing Week recognizes our dedication to our patients, clients and residents. We take care of those who need it around-the-clock, each and every day, and are the heart of health care.

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Update April 11: Check out the Spring 2016 issue of HOOPP's "Pensions in Perspective" newsletter
Ontario - April 11, 2016

Find the latest news, publications, and much more from the Healthcare of Ontario Pension Plan (HOOPP) and OMERS.

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Ontario - March 01, 2016

As registered nurses and health-care professionals, we know first-hand how workplace decisions can impact patients and their families. From a local perspective, talking and collaborating with key people can effect a positive change for all. Nurses are in a unique position and have great potential to be leaders in making changes in health care, both locally and globally.


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