TORONTO, Feb. 27, 2018 /CNW/ - The 65,000 front-line registered nurses and health-care professionals of the Ontario Nurses' Association (ONA) congratulate Eric Hoskins as he leaves provincial politics and – as widely reported – assumes the lead on a national pharmacare program.
"As the largest Union representing Health Care Professionals in Ontario, we have spent a lot of time with Minister Hoskins," said ONA President Vicki McKenna, RN. "ONA has been a passionate advocate for a federal pharmacare program and we look forward to his leadership in creating and implementing such a program at the national level."
McKenna adds ONA's congratulations to Helena Jaczek as she assumes the portfolio of health and looks forward to meeting with the new minister soon.
"I plan to meet with Minister Jaczek as soon as possible to open dialogue on many of the critical issues that we are facing with our health care system in our province," said McKenna. "It is my hope to build a good working relationship with the Minister; one that will lead to improving the working lives of our members which ultimately leads to the kind of health care we all wish for and deserve for ourselves and our families."
ONA is the union representing 65,000 registered nurses and health-care professionals, as well as 16,000 nursing student affiliates, providing care in hospitals, long-term care facilities, public health, the community, clinics and industry.
SOURCE Ontario Nurses Association
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