Delivering our message for better health care for all Ontarians, RNAO presented its pre-budget submission to the Standing Committee on Finance and Economic Affairs on Jan. 19 at the Courtyard Marriott Hotel and Conference Centre in Brampton.

    This year, RNAO’s Interim Acting Director of Nursing and Health Policy Kim Jarvi spoke to political leaders about important health-care initiatives to include in the 2017 budget such as better wound care practices that would save the government millions of dollars and stop hundreds of unnecessary amputations.

    Are you interested in being published in the Registered Nurse Journal? Each issue dedicates a page to your stories. And we want to include your story next.

    Known as In the End, and found on page 30, this one-page feature is an opportunity for RNs, NPs, and nursing students to tell others what nursing means to them. Is there a particular individual – patient or colleague – who comes to mind when you’re asked what nursing means to you? Is there a situation you can recall that had a profound effect on you, reminding you just why you decided to become a nurse?

    Ontario is forging a new path for health care in this province, and if we are to succeed, we must secure a robust primary care sector that is universal, accessible and equitable for all. Oustanding primary care is a hallmark of high-performing health systems across the world.