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June 29, 2018 Media Release

Nurse Practitioners can be Canada’s solution to health care gaps: new study

MEDIA RELEASE Friday June 29, 2018  (WINNIPEG, MB) – Canada’s health ministers and nurses union leaders gathered today in Winnipeg for the unveiling of a landmark report from the Canadian Federation of Nurses Unions (CFNU), entitled Fulfilling Nurse Practitioners’ Untapped Potential in Canada’s Health Care System. The report includes the results of the largest-ever national […]

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June 28, 2018 Media Release

New study to be unveiled to Canada’s health ministers shows Nurse Practitioners can improve access to care

 MEDIA ADVISORY Thursday June 28, 2018 (WINNIPEG, MB) – Canada’s provincial and territorial health ministers will join nurses union leaders on Friday June 29 in Winnipeg  for the unveiling of a landmark report on Nurse Practitioners (NPs) from the Canadian Federation of Nurses Unions (CFNU). The event will feature the results of the largest-ever national survey […]

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June 27, 2018

Manitoba Nurses Union: Mandatory Overtime Crisis Continues at St. Boniface Hospital in Winnipeg

WINNIPEG – A mandatory overtime crisis has continued at St. Boniface Hospital, as reported incidences in 2018 have now more than doubled 2017 levels, with 40 instances reported this past weekend alone, MNU President Sandi Mowat announced today. “Nurses at St. Boniface are extremely concerned. Many have reached a point of physical and mental exhaustion,” […]

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