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January 27, 2023

Zambory, Silas: Government needs to improve health care environment

The following opinion editorial was published by the Saskatchewan Union of Nurses  and the CFNU and first appeared in the Saskatoon StarPhoenix on January 25, 2023. This winter, Saskatchewan’s registered nurses are feeling overwhelmed, exhausted and unheard. Chronic understaffing has registered nurses working harder than ever in situations that are increasingly dangerous to both health-care […]

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January 25, 2023

Opinion: Governments need to start listening to nurses on health care

The following opinion editorial was published by the United Nurses of Alberta and the CFNU and first appeared in the Edmonton Journal on January 25, 2023. Alberta is starting 2023 in a health-care crisis, which has been with us for a long time and just seems to go on and on. Albertans understand a dire […]

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January 21, 2023

Nurses want to be part of the solution

The following opinion editorial was published by the Manitoba Nurses’ Union and the CFNU and first appeared in the Winnipeg Free Press on January 21, 2023. You don’t have to be ill to know Manitoba’s health-care system is only barely functioning. In fact, it has become entirely dependent on nurses working substantial overtime to keep […]

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January 19, 2023
Media Release

Frontline nurses launch campaign to put protecting public health care at the center of Budget 2023

Silas: Unless we act on the health staffing crisis, patient care will get even worse January 19, 2022 (Ottawa, ON) – Canada’s frontline nurses are launching a new campaign to rally public support behind urgent action to protect patient care by addressing dire nursing shortages. “Too many Canadians aren’t getting the care they need while […]

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January 18, 2023

Three actions would begin to fix the nursing shortage crisis

The following opinion editorial was published by the Ontario Nurses’ Association and the CFNU and first appeared in the Toronto Star on January 18, 2023. From first-hand experience, Ontarians understand we are in a health-care crisis. Multiple pediatric hospitals in Ontario have been coping with a surge in severely ill children and a shortage of […]

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January 1, 2023

As pediatric emergency rooms stretch to breaking, nurses have real solutions for health crisis

The following opinion editorial was published by the CFNU and first appeared in the Toronto Star on January 1, 2023. We are starting 2023 in a health crisis. After years spent worrying about our seniors and those suffering from the backlog in surgeries, pediatric emergency rooms are now stretched to their breaking point — with heartbreaking results. Canadians […]

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December 16, 2022

Happy Holidays from the CFNU

From all of us at the CFNU, we’d like to wish you a safe and joyous holiday season and a Happy New Year. This year has been challenging, to say the least: health care workers are understaffed and overwhelmed, trying to provide the best care they can; patients are waiting record times for care; families […]

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November 24, 2022
Health Human Resources Media Release

Nurses and doctors engage Council of the Federation around solutions to Canada’s health crisis

Joint letter from the Canadian Federation of Nurses Unions, Canadian Medical Association and Canadian Nurses Association asks for urgent meeting around health care worker shortages November 24, 2022 (Ottawa, ON) — Following the disappointing results of the recent Health Ministers’ Meeting in Vancouver, a group of Canada’s leading health care organizations is requesting an urgent […]

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November 17, 2022
Health Human Resources Media Release Nursing Shortage

New report proposes action to improve patient care and address nursing shortages

Silas: Governments must put politics aside, listen to nurses and act on solutions November 17, 2022 (Ottawa, ON) — Canada’s nurses released a new report today, Sustaining Nursing in Canada, along with their partners the Canadian Health Workforce Network. The report proposes a set of concrete actionable solutions to help meaningfully solve the health care […]

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November 8, 2022
Health Human Resources Media Release

Canada’s nurses appalled with lack of progress on health care between federal, provincial and territorial governments

November 8, 2022 (Vancouver, BC) — Canada faces one of the worst health care crises and nursing shortages in its history, hurting patient care in every region of the country. Amid this crisis, Canada’s nurses were hoping to see meaningful collaboration and action by federal, provincial and territorial governments during this week’s Health Ministers’ Meeting in […]

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