KINGSTON, ON, March 13, 2017 /CNW/ - Ontario Nurses' Association (ONA) members have ratified a new, negotiated agreement with the South East Community Care Access Centre.
The 217 ONA members provide services in Belleville, Bancroft, Kingston, Napanee, Northbook, Picton, Smith Falls, Brockville and Kingston.
ONA First Vice-President Vicki McKenna, RN says, "Our registered nurses, nurse practitioners, registered practical nurses and allied health professionals work as Care Coordinators, expertly assessing their patients, working closely with physicians and community support agencies in arranging care plans for care in their homes, community or schools.
"Our members also provide excellent direct care through Rapid Response nursing, Mental Health and Addiction nursing in schools, in long-term care outreach, and provide palliative care."
ONA had recommended acceptance of the new agreement.
ONA is the union representing 62,000 registered nurses and allied health professionals, as well as almost 16,000 nursing student affiliates, providing care in hospitals, long-term care facilities, public health, the community, clinics and industry.
SOURCE Ontario Nurses' Association
For further information: Ontario Nurses' Association: Sheree Bond, (416) 964-8833, ext. 2430; cell: (416) 986-8240; [email protected]; Melanie Levenson, (416) 964-8833, ext. 2369; cell: (416) 801-8958; [email protected]