Nursing Home Press Releases
Posted on Wed, June 25, 2008 at 11:23 pm
NORTH BAY, ON, June 25 /CNW Telbec/ - Front line workers in North Bay will hold a 12-hour "Rock-a-thon" this Thursday, June 26 to press the provincial government to bring in a regulated minimum standard of hands-on care for residents in long-term care homes. Sid Ryan, Ontario President of the Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE) will join the rockers for a media conference at 12:30 p.m. Workers, families of nursing home residents and community… Read More.
Posted on Thu, June 19, 2008 at 2:47 pm
MONTREAL, June 19 /CNW Telbec/ - An investigation conducted among nurses by the Montreal Economic Institute reveals that the report of the Quebec roundtable on the nursing workforce neglects an important factor in nurses' availability: more than half (54%) are willing to work on weekdays in the private sector in addition to their usual 34-hour work weeks in the public sector. This would be comparable to hiring the equivalent of 3,730 full-time nurses on weekdays,… Read More.
Posted on Thu, June 19, 2008 at 2:51 am
OTTAWA, June 18 /CNW Telbec/ - 20.8% of nurses are over 55 and nearing retirement while Canadian nurses are already working over 18 million hours of overtime - equivalent to 10,000 full-time nursing positions. In spite of a plethora of studies which call for immediate action, little is being done to address the nursing shortage crisis. The Canadian Federation of Nurses Unions (CFNU) released today a synthesis report on the nursing shortage in Canada. The… Read More.
Posted on Tue, June 17, 2008 at 6:15 pm
MONTREAL, QUEBEC--(Marketwire - June 12, 2008) - Already known for its leadership in both emergency and long-term care, Montreal's Santa Cabrini Hospital has partnered with Nortel(1) (TSX:NT)(NYSE:NT) and Bell Canada for a pioneering approach to raising the quality of patient care while lowering the cost. As Santa Cabrini's primary solutions integrator, Bell is deploying a Nortel Unified Communications Solution expected to be the first in the healthcare industry to provide wireless voice, data and patient… Read More.
Posted on Tue, June 17, 2008 at 6:06 pm
TORONTO, June 17 /CNW/ - George Smitherman, Deputy Premier and Minister of Health and Long-Term Care, will be releasing Shirlee Sharkey's independent review of staffing and care standards for long-term care homes in Ontario. Minister Smitherman will be accompanied by Sharkey, President & CEO of Saint Elizabeth Health Care. Date: Tuesday, June 17, 2008 Time: 12:30 p.m. Location: Queen's Park Legislative Building, Media Studio Toronto For further information: Laurel Ostfield, Minister's Office, (416) 212-4048; Mark… Read More.
Posted on Mon, June 16, 2008 at 5:27 pm
OTTAWA, June 16 /CNW Telbec/ - Canada Post will recognize the centennial anniversary of the Canadian Nurses Association (CNA) with the release of a commemorative stamp on June 16, 2008. The stamp will be unveiled by Environment Minister John Baird, Judy Middlemiss, occupational health programs manager at Canada Post, and Marlene Smadu, CNA president, at the opening ceremonies of CNA's biennial convention in Ottawa. Almost 1,000 nurses will be in attendance. "Depicting the nursing profession,… Read More.
Posted on Mon, June 9, 2008 at 5:47 pm
TORONTO, June 9 /CNW/ - Two well-respected health policy experts and the former mayor of Ottawa will be in Sarnia June 10 to hear from patients, family members, seniors and advocacy groups on homecare reform in Ontario. Patricia Baranek, an Assistant Professor in the Department of Health Policy, Management and Evaluation at the University of Toronto; Marion Dewar, a public health nurse by profession and a former mayor of Ottawa; and Carol Kushner, a health… Read More.
Posted on Mon, May 26, 2008 at 6:57 pm
TORONTO, May 26 /CNW/ - Almost half of married couples feel their marriage has suffered because of their spouse's hearing loss, according to a recent survey conducted by Energizer(R). So to encourage those with hearing aids to promptly replace their batteries when needed, Energizer is offering one free hearing aid battery to visitors of its new website www.energizer.ca. "The onset of hearing loss can cause some hard feelings between loved ones," said Energizer Brand Manager… Read More.
Posted on Tue, May 20, 2008 at 5:54 pm
LA DURANTAYE, QC, May 20 /CNW Telbec/ - Mr. Steven Blaney, Member of Parliament for Lévis-Bellechasse, today announced funding for the Club de l'âge d'or de La Durantaye, under the Government of Canada's New Horizons for Seniors Program (NHSP). Mr. Blaney made the announcement on behalf of the Honourable Monte Solberg, Minister of Human Resources and Social Development, and the Honourable Marjory LeBreton, Leader of the Government in the Senate and Secretary of State (Seniors).… Read More.
Posted on Tue, May 20, 2008 at 5:50 pm
If all variables remain the same, Canada can expect to have more than 750,000 people in need of palliative home care in just over 30 years TORONTO, May 13 /CNW/ - With a rapidly ageing population and a rise in the number of individuals being diagnosed with advanced illnesses such as cancer, it is vital that all Canadians have access to programs, support and treatments that will provide them with comfort and dignity at end-of-life;… Read More.