As shared with members at the February assembly meeting and April 2015 AGM, the board of directors (BOD) is considering updating its current structure, which has not changed for more than 40 years. To this end, the board wishes to consult with members to hear your perspectives.
Consultation sessions have been scheduled for the next five months. These consultations will shape the board motions and necessary bylaw changes (if any) which will be brought to the One Member, One Vote at the 2016 AGM. As a member of RNAO, you will have the final say on the board composition.
RN positions are becoming harder to find as some Ontario health-care organizations are cutting RN jobs due to budget constraints. Although some employers believe this will help balance their books, evidence clearly shows that this is not a cost-saving measure.
Care delivered by RNs has been proven to reduce hospital length of stays and complications, giving patients the best health outcomes possible. And with the growing shift towards home and community care, making sure there are enough RNs in acute care is even more important to ensure the sickest patients get the care they need.