OTTAWA, May 7, 2012 /CNW/ - Ontario Nurses' Association (ONA) President Linda Haslam-Stroud, RN will be in Ottawa tomorrow as part of Nursing Week 2012.
While in the city, Haslam-Stroud will attend an MP Breakfast and meet with front-line RNs - members of ONA - at the Ottawa Hospital Civic Campus.
Haslam-Stroud will mark the annual celebration of Nursing Week - a cross-country event that recognizes the profession of nursing - with ONA members at the Ottawa Hospital Civic Campus from 7:30 pm to 9 pm.
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.
|Who:||Ontario Nurses' Association President Linda Haslam-Stroud, RN|
|What:||Site visit to The Ottawa Hospital, Civic Campus|
|When:||Tuesday, May 8, 2012 from 7:30 to 9:00 pm|
|Where:||The Ottawa Hospital Civic Campus, 1053 Carling Avenue, Ottawa, ON|
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