/R E P E A T -- Media Advisory - Ontario Nurses' Association Available for Post-Budget Comments/

    TORONTO, March 20 /CNW/ - Ontario Nurses' Association (ONA) President
Linda Haslam-Stroud, RN, will be available following Tuesday's provincial
budget speech for reaction on how the budget impacts front-line registered
nurses and allied health professionals and their patients.
    Haslam-Stroud will be in the Legislature for the budget speech and will
be available to the media for reaction immediately afterward.
    ONA submitted pre-budget recommendations which included investments to:
address workloads for hospital nurses; ensure the health and safety of nurses;
set minimum standards of long-term care; end the competitive bidding process
for home care services and more.

    ONA is the union representing 54,000 registered nurses and allied health
professionals working in Ontario hospitals, long-term care facilities, public
health, the community and industry.

For further information:

For further information: Ontario Nurses' Association, Sheree Bond, (416)
964-8833, ext. 2430, Cell: (416) 986-8240

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