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CFNU releases a Renewed Call for Action on the Nursing Shortage

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.


Nortel, Bell Canada Help Santa Cabrini Hospital Raise Quality, Lower Cost of Care

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.


Improving Accountability In Long-Term Care Homes In Ontario

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.


Canada Post Commemorative Stamp Honours Nursing Profession

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.


Sarnia selected for homecare reform hearings

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.


Energizer offers free hearing aid batteries to Canadians

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.


Government of Canada supports programs and activities for seniors.

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.


Provinces and Territories Making Progress in Providing Palliative Home Care.

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.


Ontario Nursing Homes.

Posted on Thu, May 15, 2008 at 8:02 pm

Canadian Press reported on March 26 that "Health Minister George Smitherman has dismissed criticism that the provincial budget is failing seniors in Ontario nursing homes who are forced to wallow in soiled diapers for hours on end because facilities are so short-staffed." "The elderly will receive three hours of daily care thanks to new money earmarked for long-term care in Tuesday's budget, Smitherman said after critics slammed the budget as doing little to improve the… Read More.


McGuinty Government Budget Enhances Quality of Life for Families.

Posted on Thu, May 15, 2008 at 7:57 pm

Budget Bill Provides Property Tax Relief for Low-Income Seniors and Makes Home Ownership More Affordable for First-Time Buyers TORONTO, May 15 /CNW/ - NEWS The McGuinty Government is helping Ontarians save money and improve their quality of life. The budget bill will: Read More.


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