WINDSOR, ON, June 14 /CNW/ - Nursing leaders from the Ontario Nurses'
Association (ONA) will gather in Windsor this week to discuss nursing
cuts and patient care issues. Natalie Mehra, Ontario Health Coalition
Director, will also bring remarks.
The registered nurses from across Ontario will be at the Caesar's
Windsor Hotel from June 15 to 17.
More than 150 RNs and allied health professionals will also discuss
issues that impact on their ability to provide quality patent care and
how they can have an impact on policy decisions that continue to
influence the level of care patients receive in all sectors of health
"This is a pivotal time for RNs in Ontario," notes ONA President Linda
Haslam-Stroud, RN. "We have seen more than 2,000 registered nursing
positions cut out of the system in the past year, leaving communities in
every corner of the province receiving a total of four million hours
less RN care. It is imperative that the government, the LHINs and
employers commit to a moratorium on further RN cuts. Our patients
While the meeting is not open to the media, the ONA President will be
available for interviews while in Windsor.
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.
Registered Nurses Gather in Windsor for Three-Day Meeting
June 15 to 17, 2010
Caesars Windsor Hotel, 377 Riverside Drive East, Windsor, ON
SOURCE Ontario Nurses' Association
For further information: For further information:
Ontario Nurses' Association
Sheree Bond (416) 964-8833, ext. 2430; cell: (416) 986-8240
Ruth Featherstone (416) 964-8833, ext. 2267