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May 27, 2016

Expert Nursing Panel Makes 91 Recommendations to Improve Patient Care at Sault Area Hospital

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

Ministry of Labour Prosecution of Brockville Mental Health Centre Set to Begin Tomorrow

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

ONA, NDP Call for Moratorium on RN Cuts:Ontario has second-worst RN-to-population ratio in Canada

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

ONA Celebrates Nursing Week 2016: “We are Ontario’s nurses. Nurses know.”

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

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.

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President's Message

Nursing Week 2016 - It is here!

Well, after all the groundwork, planning and preparations, Nursing Week 2016 is finally here! I know you have your posters up and everything is in place for your workplace Nursing Week events.

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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 - May 10, 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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