September 23, 2015
Auditor-General's CCAC Report: ONA Recommends Enhancing Community Care, Ending Duplication and Cutting Profit out of the System
ONA and its more than 3,500 members working in Community Care Access Centres and home care know that improving quality health-care services to their patients while removing duplication is vital. Any reforms to be made following the release of the Auditor-General's CCAC report must remove the current barriers faced by Care Coordinators, Nurses and Health Professionals who provide direct patient care in order for them to better provide quality home care services to their patients.
September 22, 2015
Registered Nurses and Social Workers at Haldimand-Norfolk Community Addiction & Mental Health Services Heading to Conciliation, Trying to Avoid Strike
Registered nurses (RNs) and social workers are heading to conciliation bargaining on October 7 in an effort to negotiate a new contract and avoid a strike that would force the withdrawal of critical mental health services to their almost 850 patients in their homes.
September 21, 2015
Ontario Nurses' Association (ONA) President Linda Haslam-Stroud, RN, says that job cuts and bed closures at North Bay Regional Health Centre have "turned a slow bleed into the ex-sanguination of patient care" and is decrying misinformation released by hospital management.
September 21, 2015
The Ontario Nurses' Association (ONA) continues to be concerned about insufficient security and other safety measures for nurses and other staff working for the Royal Ottawa Mental Health Centre, part of the Royal Ottawa Health Care Group where numerous assaults have taken place.
September 14, 2015
Forty-one public health nurses working for the Chatham-Kent Health Unit will head to conciliation on Sept. 15.
September 10, 2015
The Ontario Nurses’ Association (ONA) has won an important and precedent-setting arbitration award against Sault Area Hospital, striking down the controversial "Vaccinate or Mask" policy introduced at many Ontario hospitals. This policy forces nurses and other health-care workers to wear an unfitted surgical mask for the entire flu season if they choose not to get the influenza vaccine.
September 09, 2015
Registered nurses and allied health professionals, members of the Ontario Nurses' Association (ONA), will be in Grand Bend to attend a leadership conference and will devote an evening to give back to the community by donating to the Huron Women's Shelter.
September 03, 2015
The 60,000 registered nurses and allied health professionals, as well as more than 14,000 nursing student affiliates of the Ontario Nurses' Association (ONA), will join workers across the country to celebrate Labour Day this weekend.
August 24, 2015
The Ontario Nurses' Association (ONA) is launching a new ad campaign in Kingston today. "The Truth Hurts. Nurses Know." is the theme of the campaign that will pop up around the city's transit shelters, bus exteriors and benches. The multi-media ads inform Kingston residents of some of the facts facing not just Ontario's registered nurses, but also their patients.
July 09, 2015
Registered nurses (RNs) working at Brockville General Hospital say cutting almost 17 full-time and part-time RN positions will have a significant impact on the safety of patient care.
June 23, 2015
Ontario Nurses’ Association (ONA) President Linda Haslam-Stroud, RN, is expressing alarm about the findings of a new Canadian Institute for Health Information (CIHI) report showing that Ontario continues to have the second-worst registered nurse (RN) to population ratio in the country.
June 12, 2015
Ontario Nurses’ Association (ONA) President Linda Haslam-Stroud, RN, is pleased to announce that the ONA Board of Directors has appointed Marie Kelly as the Union’s Chief Executive Officer/Chief Administrative Officer.
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During the late evening hours, I set aside time to catch up on my emails, flag items for follow up and send out correspondence to our leaders and other stakeholders. This nightly email routine has taken on a somewhat different tone recently. Let me explain why.
Read details about HOOPP's latest news, publications, their new members page, amendments to the Employment Standards Act (ESA) , and much more.
Update September 16: Illnesses including MERS CoV etc
Recent infectious disease alerts have been issued from Ontario's Chief Medical Officer of Health. The alerts include information on MERS-CoV. Please read the alerts, including directions for health-care workers.
Do you think there are enough registered nurses working to care for patients in Ontario?
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