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  • Tuesday, Oct 18 2016
    Tuesday October 18, 2016 (Toronto, ON) – Today, as federal, provincial and territorial health ministers continue to negotiate a new Health Accord, Canada’s nurses call on all governments to focus on what is at stake for Canadians and for the future of health care in this country. “From what we are hearing from the current negotiations, it is being presented as an ‘either-or’ proposition,” said Canadian Federation of Nurses Unions (CFNU) President Linda Silas. “Nurses know that the answer is...
  • CBC
    Friday, Jan 15 2016
    A report published by the Nova Scotia Nurses Union on Thursday is calling on the province to urgently prepare for growing demand on the long-term care sector. The report, called Broken Homes: Nurses speak out on the state of long-term care in Nova Scotia and chart a course for a sustainable future — surveyed front-line nurses. The report also draws on information from Statistics Canada and the province's health department. Around 6,900 Nova Scotians live in 90 long-term facilities across...
  • Thursday, Oct 15 2015
    October 15, 2015 (Ottawa) – Canada’s Nurses have released a party performance card ranking the commitments to health care that each of the major federal political parties have made throughout the course of the election. Throughout polls early in this election, voters clearly identified that health care was a top concern. The Canadian Federation of Nurses Unions (CFNU) highlighted four key areas that needed to be addressed: a safe seniors’ strategy, a national prescription drug program, committing to a publicly-funded...
  • Tuesday, Apr 7 2015
    Canadian Medical Association demands a plan. http://www.demandaplan.ca/
  • Thursday, Aug 15 2013
    How does your organization measure up? Dr. Joy Richards from the University Health Network (UHN) in Toronto, Ontario, joins an amazing list of keynote speakers to ask why despite decades of discourse and focus, are we still stuck in a place where patient and families remain on the periphery of control regarding their care? Where do the intersections of patient safety, quality of work life and inter-professional collaboration sit within the patient-centred care discourse? In her keynote address, “Beyond Stuck:...
  • CBC Statistics Canada
    Thursday, Dec 20 2012
    More than half of Canadians aged 65 and older who received home care in 2009 said they relied on family, friends and neighbours for the support, according to Statistics Canada. In total, about one in four Canadian seniors, just over one million people, received home care such as housework and transportation that year, the federal agency said Wednesday in its Health Reports publication. Of those who received home care, 53 per cent turned to family, friends and neighbours exclusively for...
  • Thursday, Mar 8 2012
    Towards a Shared Understanding of Continuing Care in Canada: A Forum for Dialogue and Learning (March 8 2012, Ottawa, Ontario, Delta Hotel, 361 Queen Street) A National Discussion on Continuing Care The need for greater attention to continuing care for seniors arises in almost any discussion on the transformation of our health care system. The likely renewal of a federal, provincial and territorial Health Accord in 2014 provides an opportunity to seek progress on improving access, continuity and quality of...
  • The Ontario Nurses’ Association (ONA)
    Thursday, Feb 16 2012
    Media Release Ontario Nurses Say Health Care Changes Must Benefit Patients February 15, 2012 TORONTO—The Ontario Nurses’ Association (ONA) will meet with government to discuss any recommendations contained in the just-released Drummond Report that will impact on health outcomes for patients and the working conditions for RNs. In its first analysis of the report, ONA found some recommendations to be supportive of – such as fully uploading public health to the provincial level, improving coordination across the health care system,...

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