Media Advisory - ONA 1st Vice-President Visits Thunder Bay Nurses: Front-line
nurses celebrating Nursing Week 2010

THUNDER BAY, ON, May 9 /CNW/ - Ontario Nurses' Association (ONA) First Vice-President Vicki McKenna, RN will be in Thunder Bay tomorrow to visit ONA nurses at Thunder Bay Regional Hospital.

As part of Nursing Week 2010 celebrations, McKenna will join ONA Vice-President Diane Parker to tour the hospital and wish Thunder Bay nurses a Happy Nursing Week. National Nursing Week is May 10 to 16 and ONA nurses will celebrate across the province.

ONA's theme for Nursing Week 2010 is "Celebrate our Nurses: The Heart of Health Care" and site visits to nurses are intended to help them celebrate. Despite large nursing cuts across the province, this is a week to celebrate the skills and professionalism our nurses bring to health care. McKenna and Parker will be at the hospital from 2:00 to 4:00 pm and are available to speak to local media.

ONA is the union representing 55,000 registered nurses and allied health professionals, as well as more than 12,000 nursing student affiliates providing care in hospitals, long-term care facilities, public health, the community, clinics and industry.

    WHAT:     ONA 1st Vice-President Vicki McKenna, RN and Vice-President
              Diane Parker Celebrate Nursing Week with a Visit to Thunder Bay
              Regional Hospital

    WHEN:     May 10, 2010 from 2:00 to 4:00 pm

    WHERE:    Thunder Bay Regional Hospital, 980 Oliver Road, Thunder Bay

SOURCE Ontario Nurses' Association

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

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