Media Advisory - Ontario Nurses' Association President, First Vice-President to Visit Hamilton Nurses Today

HAMILTON, ON, May 16, 2014 /CNW/ - Ontario Nurses' Association President Linda Haslam-Stroud, RN and First Vice-President Vicki McKenna, RN will be in Hamilton today to join ONA Local 75 nurses for a Nursing Week lunch.

ONA has chosen the theme More Nurses, Better Care for this year's celebrations, focusing on the value and benefits of nursing care to patients. Haslam-Stroud says that nurses provide cost-effective and high-quality care to patients, despite tight health care budgets and daily workload challenges. Despite clear evidence of the value of nursing care, Ontario continues to have the second-lowest RN-to-population ratio in Canada.

Haslam-Stroud, a Hamilton renal transplant nurse, is available for media interviews.

ONA is the union representing 60,000 registered nurses and allied health professionals, as well as more than 14,000 nursing student affiliates providing care in hospitals, long-term care facilities, public health, the community, clinics and industry.

What:  

Nursing Week lunch with ONA members at from Local 75



Who:   

Ontario Nurses' Association President Linda Haslam-Stroud, RN, First Vice-President Vicki McKenna, RN



Where:   

Hamilton, ON



When: 

12:00 noon, Friday, May 16, 2014



Visit us at: www.ona.org; Facebook.com/OntarioNurses; Twitter.com/OntarioNurses

SOURCE Ontario Nurses' Association

For further information: Ontario Nurses' Association: Melanie Levenson, (416) 964-8833 ext. 2369; melaniel@ona.org; Ruth Featherstone, (416) 964-8833, ext. 2267; ruthf@ona.org