Media Advisory: Top provincial nursing organization unveils health policy recommendations for Ontario's new premier-designate and other political parties

TORONTO, Jan. 28, 2013 /CNW/ - With a new premier-designate in Ontario, and the possibility of a provincial election, the province's top nursing organization is releasing health policy recommendations it wants all political parties to adopt.

Members of the board of directors of the Registered Nurses' Association of Ontario (RNAO) will be at Queen's Park on Wednesday to unveil Why your health matters. The platform is a call to action for premier-designate Kathleen Wynne, PC leader Tim Hudak, and NDP leader Andrea Horwath to collaborate and focus their work on matters that will improve the health of people and build an even stronger Ontario.

The nurses' platform outlines policy recommendations in the key areas that determine the health outcomes of Ontarians: poverty, the environment, the health-care system, and nursing care.

Why your health matters invites the public to join nurses in a conversation about what's working and what issues need to be fixed that are important to them.

WHO:

  • RNAO President Rhonda Seidman-Carlson and Chief Executive Officer Doris Grinspun.
  • RNAO's Board of Directors representing all regions of the province, various health-care sectors, and all nursing roles.

WHAT:  

  • Media conference to release Why your health matters: RNAO's Challenge to Ontario's Political Parties.

WHEN:

  • Wednesday, Jan. 30, 10:30 to 11:30 a.m.

WHERE:

  • Queen's Park Media Studio, Main Legislative Building, Queen's Park.

The Registered Nurses' Association of Ontario (RNAO) is the professional association representing registered nurses wherever they practise in Ontario. Since 1925, RNAO has advocated for healthy public policy, promoted excellence in nursing practice, increased nurses' contribution to shaping the health-care system, and influenced decisions that affect nurses and the public they serve.

SOURCE: Registered Nurses' Association of Ontario

For further information:

For more information or to interview a nurse about our platform, please contact:

Marion Zych
Director of Communications, Registered Nurses' Association of Ontario (RNAO)
Cellular: (647) 406-5605
Office: (416) 408-5605