HAMILTON , ON, May 3, 2012 /CNW/ - Ontario Nurses' Association (ONA) President Linda Haslam-Stroud, RN will be in Hamilton today to join ONA Local 75 members in kicking off Nursing Week 2012.
Haslam-Stroud, an RN from Hamilton, will be at the Courtyard Marriott Hotel, 1224 Upper James Street in Hamilton on May 4 to mark the annual celebration of Nursing Week - a cross-country event that recognizes the profession of nursing.
Nursing Week is held each year to coincide with the birthday of nurse Florence Nightingale. ONA has chosen the theme "Value the Invaluable" for Nursing Week 2012, and Haslam-Stroud will be reminding members and the public to recognize that dollar for dollar, nurses are the best value in health care today. Nurses are under more pressure than ever as austerity measures squeeze health care budgets.
ONA is the union representing 59,000 front-line RNs and allied health professionals and more than 13,000 nursing student affiliates providing care in Ontario hospitals, long-term care facilities, public health, the community, industry and clinics.
|What:||President Linda Haslam-Stroud, RN in Hamilton for Nursing Week 2012|
|When:||Friday, May 4, 2012 from 11:30 am to 2:00 pm|
|Where:||Courtyard Marriott Hotel, 1224 Upper James Street, Hamilton|
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