Nurses Need More Support

Ontario needs 22,000 more nurses

Doug Ford and his government knew exactly what was coming with the Omicron wave – we all did. But he marched us right into it without preparing hospitals and long-term care homes.

Hospitals are so understaffed and overrun that people are left to worry if they can get the care they need. Frontline health care heroes are exhausted, run off their feet on every shift, getting sick at an alarming rate, and doing it all while being disrespected by the government.

We must do better. Add your name to support hiring 22,000 more nurses:

    As a result of successive governments cuts and freezes to healthcare, Ontario has the lowest RN-to-population ratio in Canada.

    We need to do better for nurses, and for patients with a plan both to get us through the pandemic, and to rebuild our battered system for the future. Join us in calling on Doug Ford to:

    • Repeal Ford’s low-wage law, bill 124
    • Making more nursing positions full-time instead of part-time or temporary
    • Keep existing nurses and health-care workers by improving their working conditions – end team nursing, and have proper skill mix
    • Create new jobs for late-career and recently-retired nurses to mentor and support
    • Provide free, in-person mental health supports for all frontline health care workers
    • Provide 10 permanent paid sick days, plus 14 during a pandemic
    • Provide full access to PPE, including N95 masks, all the time
    • Mandate a minimum of four hours of hands-on care by nurses and PSWs for every nursing home resident now
    • Fund more university seats for nursing programs and fix issues with clinical placements

    Add your name now to call on Doug Ford to support Ontario nurses.

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