Media Advisory - Front-Line Registered Nurses to Mark 2015 Day of Mourning

TORONTO, April 27, 2015 /CNW/ - Front-line registered nurses and allied health professionals will join workers across the province in marking the 2015 Day of Mourning tomorrow.

In Toronto, RNs and leaders from the Ontario Nurses' Association will be at two events – one in High Park at noon, and the other at the Woodbridge Memorial Area in York Region. ONA members will also be attending ceremonies in other cities.

ONA members will remember those who have been killed or injured on the job, including registered nurses Tecla Lin and Nelia Laroza (who contracted and died of SARS while caring for patients) and Lori Dupont, who was murdered in Windsor while working in the recovery room of Hotel-Dieu Grace Hospital.

RNs are among the most ill and injured on the job of all professionals, including firefighters and police. Workplace violence and injuries are an issue that the Ontario Nurses' Association is deeply concerned about.

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, the community, public health, clinics and industry.

WHO:

ONA leaders and members

WHAT:

2015 Day of Mourning ceremonies

WHERE:         

Toronto: High Park, south side of Bloor Street east of High Park Avenue


York Region: Woodbridge Memorial Arena, Highway 7 & Islington Ave

WHEN:                       

Tuesday, April 28, 2015; Toronto at 12:00 noon; York Region at 11 am

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; Melanie@ona.org; Ruth Featherstone, (416) 964-8833, ext. 2267; ruthf@ona.org

RELATED LINKS
http://www.ona.org

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