Media inquiries:
Karyn Whelan, Communications Specialist
kwhelan@rnunl.ca
(T) 709.753.9961, (C) 709.691.0889

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,

COVID-19 Update: PPE, Child Care & More

Dear Members, As COVID-19 continues to evolve, I want to share RNU’s efforts to protect and support you. We met with officials from the Provincial Government and Regional Health Authorities yesterday and continue to work actively to respond to the needs of our members. One of the top issues right now is personal protective equipment

COVID-19 – Member Update

Dear Members, The situation regarding COVID-19 in our province continues to evolve. It’s clear the pandemic will change how our health care system operates for the weeks and months ahead. Our goal will be making sure you are supported and protected. I know you are already feeling the impacts and have many questions and concerns.

Prepare for COVID-19

Yesterday (March 12) the World Health Organization declared COVID-19 a pandemic. While Canada currently has 103 confirmed cases and one death – and as of 2:00 p.m. March 12, Newfoundland and Labrador has no cases – almost 125,000 people have been infected with the virus worldwide. As registered nurses and nurse practitioners, we are neither