Media Advisory - Ontario Nurses President, First Vice-President to Visit RNs in Toronto, Hamilton for Nursing Week

    TORONTO, May 13 /CNW/ - Ontario Nurses' Association (ONA) President Linda
Haslam-Stroud, RN and First Vice-President Vicki McKenna will visit registered
nurses in Toronto and Hamilton tomorrow as part of Nursing Week 2009
    Haslam-Stroud will attend a Nursing Week Local 70 dinner in Hamilton
tomorrow at 6:30 pm, while McKenna will make site visits to the Toronto
Rehabilitation Institute, attend luncheons at Toronto Western and Princess
Margaret hospitals, and a Nursing Week dinner at St. Michael's Hospital in
    "This has been a challenging year for all our front-line members, as
nurses have borne the brunt of many budget cuts in the Ontario health-care
system," says Haslam-Stroud. "But during Nursing Week, the spotlight will be
on the valuable contributions that RNs make to the health-care system and the
patients who need the expertise of RNs on the front lines."

    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 President Linda Haslam-Stroud, RN and First Vice-President
              Vicki McKenna, RN to visit front-line nurses in Toronto and

    When:     Thursday, May 14, 2009.
              Toronto Rehabilitation Site Visit, 9:00 am
              Toronto Western Hospital luncheon, 11:30 am
              Princess Margaret Hospital luncheon, 1:00 pm
              St. Michael's Hospital meeting and dinner, 4:00 pm
              Local 70 Dinner, 6:30 pm

    Where:    Toronto Rehabilitation Institute, 439 University Avenue,
              Toronto Western Hospital, 399 Bathurst Street, Toronto
              Princess Margaret Hospital, 610 University Avenue, Toronto
              St. Michael's Hospital, 30 Bond Street, Toronto
              Local 70 Dinner, Kelsey's Restaurant, 200 Centennial Parkway
              North Hamilton

For further information:

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

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