/R E P E A T -- Media Advisory - Ontario Nurses President to Visit RNs in Toronto, North Bay/

    Linda Haslam-Stroud to make Nursing Week site visits

    TORONTO, May 10 /CNW/ - Ontario Nurses' Association (ONA) President Linda
Haslam-Stroud, RN will visit registered nurses in Toronto and North Bay today
as part of Nursing Week 2009 celebrations.
    Haslam-Stroud will meet with nurses at Toronto's Mount Sinai Hospital
from 7 to 9 am, then travel to North Bay General Hospital to meet with local
    "This has been a challenging year for all our front-line members, as
nurses have borne the brunt of many budget cuts in the Ontario health-care
system," says Haslam-Stroud. "But during Nursing Week, the spotlight will be
on the valuable contributions that RNs make to the health-care system and the
patients who need the expertise of RNs on the front lines."

    ONA is the union representing 54,000 registered nurses and allied health
professionals and more than 10,000 nursing students providing care in
hospitals, long-term care facilities, public health, the community, clinics
and industry. ONA is celebrating 35 years of nursing advocacy - a proud past,
a powerful future.

    What:     ONA President Linda Haslam-Stroud, RN, to visit front-line
              nurses at Mount Sinai Hospital, Toronto and North Bay General

    When:     Monday, May 11, 2009. Mount Sinai site visit from 7 to 9 am;
              North Bay site visit at 2:15 pm

    Where:    Mount Sinai Hospital, University Avenue, Toronto;
              North Bay General Hospital, 750 Scollard, North Bay

For further information:

For further information: Ontario Nurses' Association, Sheree Bond, (416)
964-8833, ext. 2430, cellular: (416) 986-8240; Melanie Levenson, (416)
964-8833, ext. 2369

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