/R E P E A T -- Media Advisory - Ontario Nurses President to Visit RNs in Toronto, Burlington/



    Linda Haslam-Stroud to make Nursing Week site visits

    TORONTO, May 11 /CNW/ - Ontario Nurses' Association (ONA) President Linda
Haslam-Stroud, RN will visit registered nurses in Toronto and Burlington
tomorrow as part of Nursing Week 2009 celebrations.
    Haslam-Stroud will attend a Nursing Week dinner with ONA members from
Toronto General Hospital and later meet with members from Local 71 in
Burlington.
    "This has been a challenging year for all our front-line members, as
nurses have borne the brunt of many budget cuts in the Ontario health-care
system," says Haslam-Stroud. "But during Nursing Week, the spotlight will be
on the valuable contributions that RNs make to the health-care system and the
patients who need the expertise of RNs on the front lines."

    ONA is the union representing 54,000 registered nurses and allied health
professionals and more than 10,000 nursing students providing care in
hospitals, long-term care facilities, public health, the community, clinics
and industry. ONA is celebrating 35 years of nursing advocacy - a proud past,
a powerful future.

    
    What:        ONA President Linda Haslam-Stroud, RN, to visit front-line
                 nurses at Toronto General Hospital and Burlington-area RNs
                 from Local 71

    When:        Tuesday, May 12, 2009.
                 Toronto General Hospital dinner at 5:30 pm
                 Local 71 visit at 9:00 pm

    Where:       Toronto General Hospital, University Avenue, Toronto;
                 Paradiso Restaurant, W2041 Pine Street, Burlington
    





For further information:

For further information: Ontario Nurses' Association, Sheree Bond, (416)
964-8833, ext. 2430, cellular: (416) 986-8240; Melanie Levenson, (416)
964-8833, ext. 2369


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