Nursing Shortage

  • 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...
  • Wednesday, Apr 15 2015
    In her interview with The Canadian Press , Linda Silas said Nova Scotia is one of the first provinces to face a shortage of nurses. "What's happening in Nova Scotia is just an early symptom of what's going to happen across the country," she said. Read the article.
  • Monday, Feb 10 2014
    Join the fight for more Nurses for Ontario Video of TDZTuBZ_iwM
  • Thursday, Oct 10 2013
  • NLNU and printed in The Telegram
    Monday, Dec 17 2012
    Standing up for safe staffing and safe patient care in Central Central Health is planning to reduce the number of registered nurses working in facilities throughout Central Newfoundland. Facilities in the following communities will be impacted: Brookfield, Botwood, Springdale, Twillingate, Harbour Breton, Baie Verte, Fogo, Gander (Lakeside Homes), Grand Falls-Windsor (Carmelite House), and Lewisporte. Registered nurses and community members from Central Newfoundland have serious concerns over the impact these staffing changes will have on patient/resident care. Physicians in many communities...
  • Friday, Aug 3 2012
    Federal Budget 2013: A Virtuous Circle – Healthy Population and a Healthy Economy CFNU submission to the House of Commons Standing Committee on Finance
  • Winnipeg Free Press
    Friday, Aug 3 2012
    Hospitals over-crowded, under-staffed by Linda Silas The premiers health care innovation working group released its first report last week to polite applause. Baby steps, low-hanging fruit, motherhood and apple pie are all words that have been used to describe the initial efforts of premiers to collaborate on health care without Ottawa herding the cats. Those of us clapping loudly are trying to blow some air on this spark of pan-Canadian collaboration so that health care improvements do catch fire across...
  • Tuesday, Feb 21 2012
    Right now every province is crying poor," adds Linda Silas, president of Canadian Federation of Nurses Unions. The provinces of British Columbia and Ontario are the hardest hit, says Silas, with overcapacity being a big issue. "They're working short," Silas says. "There are patients in hallways, bathrooms, wherever, because the No. 1 issue right now is workload. There are not enough nurses to take care of the patients." As a result, many nurses are working more overtime than ever.


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