RNAO reminds provincial government to live up to its commitments to RNs and Ontarians

TORONTO, Jan. 15, 2014 /CNW/ - Ontario's registered nurses have a message for the provincial government as it considers what to include in a spring budget: don't forget about your commitment to RNs and the people who rely on the health system.

The Registered Nurses' Association of Ontario (RNAO) will appear before an all-party finance committee this Thursday (January 16) at Queen's Park.

The top professional body that represents registered nurses across the province will press the government on the need to add more registered nurses, fulfil its commitments to improve access to care and reduce poverty.

Who:  Doris Grinspun, RNAO's Chief Executive Officer; Kim Jarvi, RNAO's senior economist

What: RNAO will present its budget recommendations to the Standing Committee on Finance and Economic Affairs

Where: Committee Room 15, Main legislative building, Queen's Park.

When:  2:30 p.m. on Thursday, January 16, 2014

The Registered Nurses' Association of Ontario (RNAO) is the professional association representing registered nurses 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 a copy of RNAO's budget submission or to arrange an interview with an RN, please contact:

Marion Zych, Director of Communications, RNAO
Cell: 647-406-5605 / Office: 416-408-5605
Toll free: 1-800-268-7199 ext. 209

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