COVID-19: Latest Information & Updates
The health and safety of our members and their patients is our top priority. The situation regarding COVID-19 in our province continues to evolve. Please refer to this page often for the latest updates and information. Scroll down to see frequently asked questions and answers. Latest UpDATES Letter to Premier, Minister Haggie & Dr.
Letter to Premier, Minister & Dr. Fitzgerald: Protect Health Care Workers
The following letter was sent to Premier Ball, Minister Haggie and Dr. Fitzgerald on April 1, 2020, from RNU President Debbie Forward. Dear Premier Ball, Minister Haggie, and Dr. Fitzgerald, In follow up to previous conversations, I’m writing today to request an urgent meeting to discuss personal protective equipment (PPE) guidelines for the COVID-19 pandemic.
Letter to Minister Haggie: NPs & Virtual Care
The following letter was sent to Minister Haggie on March 25, 2020. Dear Minister, Last week, the province announced Newfoundlanders and Labradorians can now visit their doctor via telephone or real-time video conferencing. This was welcome news. Virtual care is an effective way to improve access to health care, while helping to prevent the spread
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COVID-19 Update: Good Neighbour Agreement
Dear Members, Yesterday, we joined health care unions in signing a Good Neighbour Agreement with the Regional Health Authorities and the Newfoundland and Labrador Centre for Health Information. This agreement will ensure a planned and timely response to the COVID-19 pandemic in our health care system. Good Neighbour Agreements are often put in place during
COVID-19 Update: Trust RNs Expertise & Judgement
Dear Members, Our fight for appropriate personal protective equipment continues. We’re hearing from RNs who have not been fit-tested yet for an N95 because the area where they work is deemed low risk. We’re hearing from RNs who are being told not to wear an N95 when you know you need it. We’re hearing concerns about availability
COVID-19 Update – #StrongerTogether
Dear Members, Today the province announced 11 new presumptive cases of COVID-19, bringing the total number of cases to 35. This is an unprecedented time. While most of our province stays home, you stand guard. I know with every update, your worry increases. You are leaving stressful situations at home. You’re worried about your health,