The Ontario government continues its commission to determine the next steps to repair our broken long-term care system. ONA has been very clear with the government and what they must do to protect residents and improve long-term care:
- More RNs for complex resident care
- Quality care needs quality jobs
- Take profit out of long-term care
We have raised these issues in our budget submission, through the media, and at the province’s Long-Term Care COVID-19 Commission.Resident care needs are complicated. With increasing complex and chronic conditions, residents require full-time registered nurse care. Residents in long-term need the iron ring of protection Ford promised. To provide quality care, nurses and health-care professionals need quality jobs. This means paying them hospital wages and creating a COVID fund for lost wages during mandatory self-isolation. Residents, nurses, and health-care professionals are frustrated. They need action.
Join ONA nurses and health-care professionals and community members on Wednesday, December 2 for our Day of Action to tell the Premier and Cabinet Ministers that we need immediate action NOW to protect residents and ensure they receive the quality care they need and deserve.
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Share your messages with a selfie on social media! Download and print a copy of this fillable selfie poster (download colour version | download black-and-white version). Add your own message about complex care, quality jobs and/or taking profit out of long-term care. Take a selfie! When you post it, tag us @ontarionurses on your Facebook and Twitter accounts, and @ontario.nurses on your Instagram, or send your selfie to email@example.com, and we will post it on our social media channels!