Media Advisory - Ontario Nurses' Association to Call for Better Safety Measures: Violent Attacks on Front-Line Nurses Continue

    TORONTO, Nov. 27 /CNW/ - The Ontario Nurses' Association (ONA) will hold
a media conference on Wednesday, November 28 to call for better safety
measures for front-line registered nurses in the wake of the most recent
attacks on front-line nurses in the workplace.
    ONA President Linda Haslam-Stroud, RN will be joined by
Danielle Latulippe-Larmand, RN, the ONA Bargaining Unit President for the
Centre for Addictions and Mental Health (CAMH) where three nurses were
recently attacked.
    During the week of November 12, two of the nurses suffered critical
injuries that occurred in the attacks, while a third has suffered injuries not
requiring surgery.
    Haslam-Stroud will address the issue of workplace violence, which has
been occurring with escalating frequency in health-care workplaces across
Ontario. Latulippe-Larmand will comment on the impact these attacks have had
on her members.

    ONA is the union representing 53,000 registered nurses and allied health
professionals working in Ontario hospitals, long-term care facilities, public
health, the community and industry.

    What:   Media conference to discuss workplace attacks on front-line
            registered nurses
    When:   Wednesday, November 28 at 1:30 pm
    Where:  Sheraton Centre Hotel, 123 Queen Street West, Toronto
            Kent Room, Second Floor

For further information:

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

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