Support Windsor Regional Hospital RNs!
Windsor Regional Hospital has announced massive cuts to its registered nurse (RN) staff. About 169 RN positions, including full- and part-time jobs, are being cut. This includes five nurse practitioners (NPs). The cuts will affect just about every program by way of direct layoffs, not filling vacant positions, reduction in hours, replacing RNs with registered practical nurses (RPNs), replacing NPs with physician’s assistants, or the closure of full programs. These cuts represent the loss of more than 300,000 hours of care, and about 10 per cent of the RNs serving the Windsor community.
This move is being made to save money, as base operating funding from the government has been frozen since 2012. With inflation and increased demand, hospitals are making do with less and less.
But it’s patients who pay the real price. Research shows that fewer RNs means an increased risk of complications and even death.
We shouldn’t be balancing the books at the expense of patients.
Please join our call to stop the cuts and ensure our hospitals can continue to provide the care patients need.
Sign the online Petition for Better Care: NursesKnow.ona.org
Call our provincial representatives
Hon. Dr. Eric Hoskins, Minister of Health and Long-Term Care: 416-656-0943
Hon. Deb Matthews, Deputy Premier: 519-432-7339
Hon. Charles Sousa, Minister of Finance: 905-274-8228
Email Local8@ona.org to learn more and get involved.
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