TORONTO, Dec. 27 /CNW/ - Shortages of health-care professionals,
emergency wait times, the effect poverty and the environment have on health -
there has been plenty of health-care news coverage during 2007. As the year
draws to a close, the Registered Nurses' Association of Ontario is asking
reporters to look back over their work and enter the 10th annual Award for
Excellence in Health-Care Reporting.
Each year, RNAO receives entries from media outlets across the province.
Last year's judges reviewed entries from CBC Radio, Global TV, Ottawa Citizen,
Peterborough Examiner and the Kingston Whig-Standard.
Stories will be judged on content, writing, analysis, creativity and
human interest/community impact. Please select an exceptional feature, news
story, or radio/television broadcast that you feel should be recognized for
its comprehensive treatment of nursing or health-care issues. You can also
nominate a colleague for the award.
Entries must have been published in Ontario newspapers, websites or
magazines, or broadcast on radio or television during the 2007 calendar year.
Winners will receive their awards in April at the President's Banquet held
during RNAO's annual general meeting.
For more information or an entry form, please visit:
SUBMISSIONS MUST BE RECEIVED AT RNAO HEAD OFFICE NO LATER THAN 4:30 p.m.
FEBRUARY 1, 2008.
The Registered Nurses' Association of Ontario (RNAO) is the professional
association representing registered nurses wherever they practise in Ontario.
Since 1925, RNAO has lobbied for healthy public policy, promoted excellence in
nursing practice, increased nurses' contribution to shaping the health-care
system, and influenced decisions that affect nurses and the public they serve.
For further information:
For further information: Jill Scarrow, Communications Officer, Writer,
Registered Nurses' Association of Ontario (RNAO), Phone: (416) 408-5604,
1-800-268-7199 ext. 210, firstname.lastname@example.org