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Debbie Forward acclaimed Registered Nurses’ Union President for ninth term

 St. John’s, NL – Debbie Forward has been acclaimed as president of the Registered Nurses’ Union Newfoundland and Labrador (RNU) and will serve a ninth consecutive term effective January 1, 2018 to December 31, 2020. Forward is a long-time nursing advocate at the provincial and national level.  She has been a registered nurse for 37

RNU Pleased to Host Regatta Seniors’ Rest Stop

The Registered Nurses’ Union Newfoundland & Labrador (RNU) will uphold a Regatta Day tradition by hosting the Seniors’ Rest Stop at the Royal St. John’s Regatta scheduled for tomorrow (Wednesday, August 2). “RNU is pleased to provide seniors with a comfortable place to watch the races,” said Debbie Forward, RNU President. “Our team of RNs and

Premiers Gather With Nurses Unions & Mental Health Commission For Health Briefing

(Tuesday July 18, 2017 – Edmonton) The Canadian Federation of Nurses Unions (CFNU) co-hosted this morning a premiers’ breakfast briefing on mental health care with the Mental Health Commission of Canada (MHCC) and the Premier of Alberta as part of this week’s premiers summit in Edmonton. The briefing featured two speakers who have dedicated much

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Doing more with less

The shoe didn’t drop on budget day. But that doesn’t mean it won’t. New budget details released by the Department of Finance shows the regional health authorities have to find $20 million in savings this year. Factoring in the health budget only increased by 1 per cent, despite inflation sitting at 3 per cent, and

Creating Safe RN Staffing

“It is a priority for us to work with your group, to improve the lives of registered nurses. No matter where I go, I have many friends that work in health care and they’re telling me about how desperate things would be, about working extended shifts, 24 hours, on-call, so we need to deliver health

2017 Pre-Budget Consultations

Registered Nurses know the people of Newfoundland and Labrador care deeply about access to quality, public health care. Registered nurses play a key role in providing that care. Health care is the biggest public expenditure and arguably the most important. As the province develops its budget, it is vital to consider the point of view