/R E P E A T -- Media Advisory - ONA 1st Vice-President Visits Almonte
Nurses: Front-line nurses celebrating Nursing Week 2010/

ALMONTE, ON, May 11 /CNW/ - Ontario Nurses' Association (ONA) 1st Vice-President Vicki McKenna, RN will deliver remarks on professional nursing workload issues in Almonte tomorrow as she joins ONA members for a Nursing Week event.

As part of Nursing Week 2010 celebrations, McKenna will also personally wish Almonte General Hospital RNs a Happy Nursing Week. National Nursing Week is May 10 to 16 and ONA nurses will celebrate across the province.

ONA's theme for Nursing Week 2010 is "Celebrate our Nurses: The Heart of Health Care" and site visits to nurses are intended to help them celebrate. There have been numerous RN position cuts across the province in recent months and ONA launched a public ad campaign this week to fight those cuts. But despite those cuts, this is a week to celebrate the skills and professionalism our nurses bring to health care. McKenna will be in Almonte from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm and will be available to speak to local media prior to or following the event.

    WHAT:     ONA 1st Vice-President Vicki McKenna, RN speaks to ONA members
              at Almonte General Hospital about professional workload issues

    WHEN:     Wednesday, May 12, 2010 from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm

    WHERE:    Almonte General Hospital, 75 Spring Street, Mississippi Mills,

ONA is the union representing 55,000 registered nurses and allied health professionals, as well as more than 12,000 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: For further information: Ontario Nurses' Association, Sheree Bond, (416) 964-8833, ext. 2430, cell: (416) 986-8240; Melanie Levenson, (416) 964-8833, ext. 2369

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