TORONTO, May 26, 2020 – The Ontario Nurses’ Association (ONA) is demanding urgent action from the provincial government to address the conditions in the province’s long-term care homes – not only in the five homes identified in a scathing report from the Canadian military released today.
TORONTO, May 22, 2020 – While the Ontario Nurses’ Association (ONA) awaits the details of the Government’s announcement of the Commission that will look into Ontario’s long-term care system, it also urges that the review be a full public inquiry that is truly independent.
ONA announces the death of a member due to COVID-19.
TORONTO, May 8, 2020 – The Ontario Nurses’ Association’s (ONA) 68,000 registered nurses, nurse practitioners and registered practical nurses are poised to virtually celebrate their profession during Nursing Week 2020.
TORONTO, May 5, 2020 – Recognizing that the Ontario Nurses’ Association’s (ONA) had raised legitimate concerns about access to proper protective equipment (PPE) and infection control practices at dozens of long-term care homes, Arbitrator John Stout has released a grievance arbitration decision that provides clear direction on these practices.
TORONTO, ON, April 28, 2020 – The Ontario Nurses’ Association (ONA) is expressing shock regarding the decision of management of Runnymede Healthcare Centre to lay off or accept retirement packages for seven full-time registered nurses (RNs) – including an RN infected with COVID-19 during the COVID-19 pandemic.
The Ontario Nurses’ Association (ONA) and its members working in long-term care facilities are relieved that the ruling of the Superior Ontario Court today orders four long-term care homes to immediately rectify several serious health and safety issues that have resulted in devastating COVID-19 outbreaks.
TORONTO, April 15, 2020 – The Ontario Nurses’ Association (ONA) states that the conditions under which registered nurses and health-care professionals are working in long-term care homes are “unfathomable.”
HALDIMAND-NORFOLK COUNTY, April 8, 2020 – The Ontario Nurses’ Association (ONA) is beyond outraged at the decision of Haldimand-Norfolk Health Unit to offer – and accept – early retirement packages to Public Health Nurses, especially at a time when the province is suffering through a COVID-19 pandemic.
With confirmation from Premier Doug Ford that the province has just five days’ supply of proper protective equipment (PPE), the Ontario Nurses’ Association (ONA) is asking industry that has been shut down or are operating at a lesser capacity during the COVID-19 pandemic to loan or donate their equipment to front-line registered nurses and health professionals to keep them safe.