ONA President Vicki McKenna, RN, says the COVID-19 pandemic has exposed the gaps in care that have resulted from years of Ontario hospital budget cuts, RN cuts and bed closures due to insufficient funding.
he Ontario Nurses’ Association (ONA) is launching a province-wide new multi-media ad campaign today featuring its own members – urging Ontarians to take comfort in knowing that registered nurses and health-care professionals continue to be there, holding the line as the COVID-19 pandemic continues.
The Ontario Nurses’ Association has filed an urgent judicial review application to seek changes to directives to recognize and protect against the grave risks to health-care workers from COVID-19 – including aerosol and asymptomatic transmission.
The Ontario Nurses’ Association is calling on Ontario’s Minister of Health to take immediate action to maintain the role of Care Coordinators and ensure that quality home and community care remains public.
The Ontario Nurses’ Association – which represents 68,000 registered nurses and health-care professionals, as well as more than18,000 nursing students – joins the call for paid sick leave for all workers.
TORONTO, February 11, 2021 – The Ontario Nurses’ Association (ONA) is repeating its call for the province to immediately mandate that all registered nurses, nurse practitioners, registered practical nurses and health-care professionals don the highest level of personal protective equipment (PPE) to protect them from airborne COVID-19. “ONA’s 68,000 front-line members – and health-care workers [...]
Dear Premier Ford, I am writing an open letter to you on behalf of 68,000 nurses and health-care professionals on the front lines of Ontario’s response to COVID-19. On November 26, 2020, you were copied on a letter that I wrote to the Chief Medical Officer of Health (CMOH) urgently requesting that Ontario’s directives and [...]
The Ontario Nurses’ Association (ONA) is deeply concerned about the extremely serious and fast-spreading outbreak of COVID-19 at Roberta Place long-term care home.
ONA is outraged at the provincial government’s denial to exempt the front-line registered nurses (RNs), nurse practitioners (NPs) and health-care professionals from its wage-suppression legislation, Bill 124.
TORONTO, JANUARY 6, 2021 – The Ontario Nurses’ Association (ONA) is deeply disappointed in the news that several people in positions of authority in the province have left the country to vacation during the COVID-19 pandemic.