TORONTO, April 27 /CNW/ - Ontario Nurses' Association (ONA)
Vice-President Andy Summers, RN, will join nurses and other workers to mark
the 2009 Day of Mourning tomorrow in Toronto.
Summers will speak about the increasing importance of keeping RNs and
front-line nurses safe from workplace violence, and from the risks faced by
health-care workers, especially in light of the emergence of swine flu.
Summers will also remember those who have lost their lives caring for
others, including registered nurses Tecla Lin and Nelia Laroza, who died
during Toronto's SARS outbreak in 2003, and Lori Dupont, who was stabbed to
death while working in the recovery room of a Windsor hospital.
ONA is the union representing 54,000 registered nurses and allied health
professionals and more than 10,000 nursing students providing care in
hospitals, long-term care facilities, public health, the community, clinics
and industry. ONA is celebrating 35 years of nursing advocacy - a proud past,
a powerful future.
What: ONA Vice-President Andy Summers, RN, speaking at Toronto's 2009
Day of Mourning event
Where: Larry Sefton Park (Bay and Hagerman Streets, immediately behind
Toronto City Hall), Toronto
When: 12:00 noon, Tuesday, April 28, 2008
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,