Monday, April 23, 2012

Ontario Nurses' Association Officials in Guelph: President, Vice-President Meet with RNs for early Nursing Week celebrations

GUELPH, Ontario, April 22, 2012 /Canada NewsWire/ - Ontario Nurses' Association (ONA) President Linda Haslam-Stroud, RN will join registered nurses and Region 4 Vice-President Dianne Leclair in Guelph tomorrow for an early celebration of Nursing Week 2012.

The officials will make a series of site visits to ONA Local 15 members in their workplaces, including the Wellington Duffern Guelph Public Health Unit and Groves Memorial Hospital.

Nursing Week is held each year in Canada to celebrate the unique contributions that nurses make to the health care system. ONA has chosen the theme "Value the Invaluable" and will celebrate our hometown heroes - nurses - during the week of May 6 to 12.

Haslam-Stroud notes that even as budget pressures and workloads continue to mount for health care professionals, RNs remain - dollar for dollar - the best value in health care.

Ontario Nurses Association is the union representing 59,000 registered nurses and allied health professionals as well as more than 13,000 nursing student affiliates providing care in hospitals, long-term care facilities, public health, the community, clinics and industry.


Visits to the Region of Waterloo Public Health Unit, Stirling Heights Long-Term Care, Forest Heights Long-Term Care, Wellington-Dufferin-Guelph Public Health Unit, Groves Memorial Hospital, North Wellington Health Care, and Groves Memorial Hospital.