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Sept. 26, 2022

Nurses speak out on staffing crisis during RNAO’s #FallTour

Fall Tour 2022

As part of RNAO’s eighth annual Fall Tour, RNAO’s President Dr. Claudette Holloway, CEO Dr. Doris Grinspun and Immediate Past-President Morgan Hoffarth met virtually and in-person with members and non-members across Ontario. 

Between Sept. 12-23, nurses from Waterloo, Sarnia, Chatham, Sault Ste. Marie and Toronto shared their experiences with RNAO’s leadership team over the past year and their feelings of burnout and exhaustion as they continue to fight COVID-19 under Bill 124. They also discussed how some nurses are leaving traditional employment to go to private agencies or across the border, as well as the work of palliative care nurses work throughout the pandemic, advocacy for more NP-led clinics, and the need for increased mentorship opportunities for nursing students and new grads.

In addition, RNAO provided an update on its advocacy over the past year and the successes and achievements we, as members, should be proud of. 

Thank you to all chapters, regions and interest groups who hosted a visit this year as well as those who participated. Stay tuned for details on next year’s Fall Tour event. 

Explore our Facebook gallery for photos of the events. 

Please read the media advisory and the following media coverage to learn more: