Front-line Registered Nurses and Registered Respiratory Therapists, members of the Ontario Nurses’ Association, have been denied a request to present to Southlake Regional Health Centre’s Board of Directors regarding the risks to patients as the hospital moves ahead to implement team-based nursing in its intensive care units (ICUs) and the hiring of RNs without critical care training to the ICU.
An independent panel of nursing experts, called in by the ONA to look at care, professional practice issues and the environment in the St. Mary’s General Hospital emergency department, has recommended the hospital recruit more registered nurses (RNs).
The urgent need for intensive mental health programming and supports has reached an unsafe point where health-care professionals at the Hamilton Program for Schizophrenia (HPS) have been forced to provide services to almost double the number of clients the provincial guideline on case management capacity states.
Ontario’s nurses and health-care professionals are deeply troubled by the PC government’s heavy-handed decision to block Ontarians’ rights to freedom of speech by invoking the never-before-used notwithstanding clause.
ONA is thrilled with today’s court ruling that strikes down the Ford government’s Bill 254, which placed a firm cap on election spending and muzzled freedom of expression of ONA and its members, as well as interfering with collaborating with allies on a common campaign.
Registered nurses (RNs) concerned about unsafe RN staffing levels and patient access to safe and timely care at the Emergency Department of St. Mary’s General Hospital have called for an independent review of staffing levels.
An independent panel of nursing experts has made 31 recommendations to improve care in the Special Care Nursery at Guelph General Hospital, many of which Ontario Nurses’ Association members have been raising for several years.
At a virtual rally held today, hundreds of outraged nurses and health-care professionals sent a loud and clear message for the Ford government: repeal Bill 124 now.
Stand up, participate and be counted at ONA’s Virtual Rally to Repeal Bill 124 Now! Join us Friday, May 28 from 12 noon to 1:15 p.m.
Health-care workers who have been there for patients and their families in every corner of Ontario throughout the COVID-19 pandemic are telling the Ford government that its wage restraint program profoundly devalues the contribution they’ve made, and that it must go now.