May 18, 2012
Ontariois strengthening the health care system and ensuring residents inWaterloo-Wellingtonreceive quality care close to home by creating 55.6 nursing positions.
More than 900 nursing positions will be created throughout the health care system – in hospitals, long-term care homes, public health, primary health care, and through home care and community care. Examples of the nursing positions in Waterloo-Wellington LHIN include:
Liz Sandals also spent last Friday with nurses from Guelph-Wellington-Dufferin Guelph Public Health as they provided care toGuelpharea residents.
Taking part in the Registered Nurses’ Association of Ontario’s annual Take Your MPP To Work Day, Liz had the opportunity to see the difference these nurses make in patients’ lives.
The creation of more nursing positions to ensure the right care, at the right time, in the right place is part of the McGuinty government's Action Plan for Health Care and builds upon the gains made in health care since 2003.
“Nurses are fundamental to building the best possible health care system. Residents throughoutGuelphwill have better access to the health care services they need with the creation of these nursing positions.”
— Liz Sandals, MPP forGuelph
“These new nurses will improve frontline care by making sure patients get the right care where and when they need it. No one works more closely with patients than our nurses, who play key roles coordinating home care and providing preventative care in long-term care homes, outreach services in the community and surgical support in our hospitals.”
-Deb Matthews, Minister of Health and Long-Term Care
The health and well being of Waterloo Wellington residents is greatly enhanced through the care, work and commitment demonstrated by our local nurses - every day. The wide range of care we receive from these dedicated and highly-skilled professionals ensures that people stay healthy, get good care when they are sick, and support as we get well. The new nursing positions support our residents to have better health and better futures.
- Bruce Lauckner, CEO, Waterloo Wellington Local Health Integration Network
Find out about HealthForceOntario’s nursing initiatives.
Read more about the government is supporting nurses.
Get more information about the 900 new nursing positions.
Learn about the RNAO’s Take Your MPP to Work Day
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Office of Liz Sandals, MPP
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