TORONTO, May 5, 2013 /CNW/ - Sixty-thousand Ontario Nurses' Association
(ONA) members are preparing to celebrate the invaluable contributions
nurses make to health care as Nursing Week 2013 approaches.
ONA President Linda Haslam-Stroud, RN and members of ONA's board of
directors will attend events throughout the week of May 6 to 12 to mark
Nursing Week, held each year in conjunction with the birthday of
"Nursing Week continues to be an opportunity to celebrate the unique and
year-round dedication and achievements of nurses," says Haslam-Stroud.
"We have chosen the theme 'Value the Invaluable' for Nursing Week 2013
as it recognizes the incredible value RNs bring to our health care
system, and our members' commitment to providing the best care possible
for the people of Ontario," she says.
ONA continues to urge members to honour and celebrate the achievements
of Ontario's nurses. It's also an opportunity to raise awareness among
Ontarians about nursing cuts that are impacting patient care.
"Nursing cuts continue to be a serious matter in Ontario," notes
Haslam-Stroud. "We must take action to stop the cuts to nursing
positions and hours of care, to address staff shortages and harsh
working conditions that threaten the quality of care, and to respect
and value Ontario's nurses for their professionalism and dedication."
ONA is the union representing 60,000 front-line registered nurses, nurse
practitioners, registered practical nurses and allied health
professionals as well as more than 14,000 nursing student affiliates
providing care in Ontario hospitals, long-term care facilities, public
health, the community, industry and clinics.
SOURCE: Ontario Nurses' Association
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