/R E P E A T -- Media Advisory - Ontario Nurses' Association President to Visit Kingston: Linda Haslam-Stroud, RN in town Thursday, available to media/

KINGSTON, ON, April 13, 2016 /CNW/ - Ontario Nurses' Association (ONA) President Linda Haslam-Stroud, RN will visit Kingston this Thursday, April 14 to meet with front-line registered nurses (RNs) from Providence Care-St. Mary's of the Lake and Mental Health Services.

Haslam-Stroud will be joined by ONA Board members Vicki McKenna, Anne Clark and Laurie Brown as well as local ONA representatives Ann Murray and Lisa Maki.  

The ONA leaders, all with front-line RN experience, will be available to media as they attend a "Meet and Greet" event with the Providence Care-St. Mary's of the Lake and Mental Health Services RNs.

The event will be held at the Donald Gordon Centre in Kingston from 2 to 8 pm.

ONA is a strong advocate for the issues impacting the province's nurses. Most recently, ONA has spoken out about heavy workloads due to registered nurse cuts that impact patient care, workplace violence and the exclusion of nurses from new legislation making PTSD a workplace illness.

ONA is the union representing 60,000 registered nurses and allied health professionals, as well as more than 14,000 nursing student affiliates, providing care in hospitals, long-term care facilities, public health, the community, clinics and industry.


ONA President Linda Haslam-Stroud, RN


Meet and Greet with Front-Line RNs from Providence Care-St. Mary's of the Lake and Mental Health Services


Thursday, April 14, 2016 from 2:00 to 8:00 pm


Donald Gordon Centre, 421 Union Street West, Kingston, ON

Visit us at: www.ona.org; Facebook.com/OntarioNurses; Twitter.com/OntarioNurses

SOURCE Ontario Nurses' Association

For further information: Ontario Nurses' Association: Sheree Bond, (416) 964-8833, ext. 2430; cell: (416) 986-8240; shereeb@ona.org; Melanie Levenson, (416) 964-8833, ext. 2369; melaniel@ona.org


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