Health Care Associations Express Gratitude to Those Working Today to Keep Us All Safe
Today thousands of nurses, doctors, and other health care professionals and staff are working in hospitals and health care settings across Ontario, providing the urgent and life-saving care we all rely on.
Ontario RPNs support urgent action to curb the spread of COVID-19
Ontario Registered Practical Nurses (RPNs) support immediate government action to curb the spread of COVID-19 in our communities. We are calling on Ontarians to do their part. With the number of COVID-19 cases growing by the day and the holidays fast approaching, nurses are pleading with Ontarians to stay at home and adhere to public health guidelines to keep everyone’s families, friends and communities safe.
As New Modelling Confirms ICU Cases Climbing Toward Devastating Levels, Health Organizations Re-issue Plea for Tougher Government Restrictions and Help from Each Ontarian
Given the alarming projected rise in hospitalizations outlined in today's modelling, and as the holiday season approaches, the association representing Ontario's hospitals and the professional associations representing the province's nurses, physicians and respiratory therapists are re-issuing our joint statement from earlier this week calling for immediate action.
RPNs join health partners in urging Ontarians to have a safe holiday season
As COVID-19 cases reach record highs and the pressure on our health system grows, RPNs and health colleagues are urging Ontarians to do their part and celebrate the holidays safely this year.
WeRPN statement in response to launch of Independent Long-Term Care COVID-19 Commission
The Ministry of Long Term Care announced the launch of an Independent Commission, led by Associate Chief Justice Frank N. Marrocco, Angela Coke and Dr. Jack Kitts to examine how COVID-19 spread within long-term care homes, the impact on residents, staff, and families, and the overall response by the province and other parties to prevent, isolate and contain the virus. In response, WeRPN has issued the following statement.
Military Report Highlights Longstanding Issues with Ontario’s Long Term Care System
The report released by the Canadian Armed Forces regarding the conditions in five Ontario long term care (LTC) facilities calls attention to issues that nurses have been raising alarm about for years. Read our response
WeRPN responds to Ontario Government Commitment to Launch Independent Commission into Long-Term Care
Today the Ontario government announced that it plans to launch an independent commission into Ontario's long-term care system beginning in September. Read our statement from WeRPN CEO Dianne Martin
WeRPN urges more action to protect nurses in Home and Community Care
WeRPN has written to the Premier and Minister of Health to urge the government to take additional steps to better protect nurses and other health professionals working in the home and community care sector.
WeRPN responds to Ontario Government announcement to limit LTC nurses and staff to one location
WeRPN applauds the government’s action to curb the spread of COVID-19 among Ontario’s most vulnerable populations by limiting long term care (LTC) staff to working in one location. Read our statement
WeRPN urges Chief Medical Officer of Health to clarify directive on PPE for nurses in hospitals
WeRPN has written an open letter to the Chief Medical Officer of Health requesting urgent clarification of a recently released directive that has the unintended consequence of prioritizing the protection of one nurse over another that ultimately putts thousands of RPNs, as well as the patients they care for, at risk.