On April 8, Rouge Valley Health System announced that it would be cutting 72 nursing positions at the Ajax and Pickering Hospital and Scarborough Centenary Hospital as part of a deficit elimination plan. 148 other jobs will also be cut and 36 hospital beds closed under this plan.
RNAO is deeply concerned about the impact of these cutbacks on patient care, on working nurses and on the future of the profession.
Tell Premier McGuinty and Minister Smitherman to put a stop to nursing cutbacks! Fill in your name and email below to send a letter directly from our website. You can send our sample letter as is, or modify it as you wish. Please make sure to sign your name and RN title at the bottom of the letter.