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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

ONA applauds Ontario government’s efforts to protect our blood supply system

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

Expert Panel Makes 32 Recommendations to Improve Care at Erie St. Clair CCAC

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

More Nurses, Better Care: Ontario Nurses' Association celebrates Nursing Week 2014

Ontario Nurses’ Association members and nursing student affiliate members are poised to celebrate Nursing Week 2014.

May 05, 2014

Independent Nursing Panel Recommends Increasing RN Care Needed at Nipigon District Memorial Hospital

Residents of Nipigon will be pleased to hear that an independent panel of nursing experts has recommended that more registered nursing (RN) hours be added to care for patients in the acute care unit, emergency department and chronic unit at Nipigon District Memorial Hospital, and that an RN be added to act as a transport nurse.

May 02, 2014

Ontario Registered Nurses Receive Hospital-Sector Arbitration Award

Approximately 58,000 registered nurses working in Ontario hospitals – members of the Ontario Nurses’ Association (ONA), have received an arbitration decision, resolving a dispute with Ontario hospitals over the nurses’ collective agreement.

May 01, 2014

Provincial Budget: Ontario Nurses’ Association Says Patients Need Increased Hospital Funding

The Ontario Nurses’ Association (ONA) remains deeply concerned by the continuing flatlining of funding of Ontario hospitals. ONA welcomes the budget’s funding for community health care, but President Linda Haslam-Stroud, RN, says it must not come at the expense of already-underfunded hospitals.

ONA President

President's Message

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 Aug. 28 Read the latest edition of HOOPP's Pensions in Perspective newsletter here
Ontario - August 28, 2014

The summer edition of HOOPP's stakeholder newsletter Pensions in Perspective is now available for viewing online here.

Update Aug. 22 Travel-related Illnesses including Ebola
Ontario - August 22, 2014

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), the Measles and MERS-CoV. Please read the alerts, including directions for health-care workers.

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