Media Advisory - ONA President in Penetanguishene Tomorrow as RNs celebrate
Nursing Week 2010

PENETANGUISHENE, ON, May 9 /CNW/ - Ontario Nurses' Association (ONA) President Linda Haslam-Stroud, RN will be in Penetanguishene tomorrow to visit ONA nurses at Georgian Bay General Hospital.

As part of Nursing Week 2010 celebrations, Haslam-Stroud will tour the hospital and join RNs for a luncheon. 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. Haslam-Stroud will be at the hospital from 2:00 to 4:00 pm and is 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 President Linda Haslam-Stroud, RN Celebrates Nursing Week with
           a Visit to Georgian Bay General Hospital

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

    WHERE: Georgian Bay General Hospital, 25 Jeffery Street, Penetanguishene

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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