Saskatchewan Union of Nurses http://sun-nurses.sk.ca Saskatchewan Union of Nurses en-us Registered nurses sound alarm regarding Saskatchewan patients being put at risk http://sun-nurses.sk.ca/communications/news-events/news/item/?n=245 Video: http://globalnews.ca/news/3418794/registered-nurses-sound-alarm-regarding-saskatchewan-patients-being-put-at-risk/Registered nurses are once again ringing alarm bells in regards to the state of health care in Saskatchewan. An overwhelming majority of RNs say they've been witness to a patient being put at risk because of short-staffing.Startling results the Saskatchewan Union of Nurses (SUN) says were gathered after surveying close to 1,400 registered nurses."Eighty-five per cent... Tue, 02 May 2017 09:46:00 -0600 Saskatchewan Union of Nurses to meet in Regina for annual meeting http://sun-nurses.sk.ca/communications/news-events/news/item/?n=244 The Saskatchewan Union of Nurses says it is facing numerous challenges after a tough provincial budget on March 22nd.As their annual meeting takes place in Regina Thursday, the union says it is still looking for answers when it comes to the province's new single health authority.Tracy Zambory, the President of the Saskatchewan Union of Nurses says there have been situations where emergency rooms have been past full-capacity this year."The system is at over-capacity," said Zambory.... Fri, 28 Apr 2017 12:17:00 -0600 Hundreds of Manitoba nurses rally against health-care cuts http://sun-nurses.sk.ca/communications/news-events/news/item/?n=243 Union representing 12,000 nurses fears closure of 3 ERs, cuts to WRHA will compromise quality of careHundreds of nurses and other front-line workers rallied at the Manitoba Legislature Wednesday about cuts they say could compromise safe patient care in the province.We want the government to put patients first and focus on making investments and improvements in health care, Manitoba Nurses Union president Sandi Mowat said in a statement.Protesters, including about 600... Fri, 28 Apr 2017 12:15:00 -0600 B.C. nurses face higher risk of workplace violence than law enforcement http://sun-nurses.sk.ca/communications/news-events/news/item/?n=241 As front-line workers, nurses serve many roles in the health care systemthey're caretakers, educators, patient advocates and, increasingly, victims of violence.Although violence in the workplace is widespread, it's much more pervasive in industries like health care, and nurses working in hospitals, long-term care facilities and out in the community often face dangerous working conditions."Health care centres and hospitals used to be sanctuaries. They are not sanctuaries anymore,"... Tue, 21 Mar 2017 08:33:00 -0600 Losing Hospital Home Team a 'front-line' cut: Nurses Union http://sun-nurses.sk.ca/communications/news-events/news/item/?n=242 Staff worried about what will happen to chronically ill patients when funding expires, says union presidentNurses are worried chronically ill patients being cared for by the Hospital Home Team are being left in the lurch. Manitoba Nurses Union president Sandi Mowat says she found out through media reports this morning that the program is being cut with no notice.I am not very happy about it. The members I represent feel strongly about this program. They are concerned and we are... Mon, 20 Mar 2017 08:38:00 -0600 Lack of staff, baths a concern in long-term care homes in Saskatchewan http://sun-nurses.sk.ca/communications/news-events/news/item/?n=240 REGINA Staffing levels and a lack of baths are once again topping a list of concerns from residents of long-term care homes in Saskatchewan.The issues are identified in reports compiled after health region CEOs toured seniors homes to see what's working and what can be improved.Staffing levels were issues in nine health regions. Residents praised employees, but said they're overworked."Staff continue to feel overwhelmed with many initiatives and expectations," said the report... Tue, 07 Feb 2017 16:06:00 -0600 Quota and SUN expanding the range of hearing in Weyburn classrooms http://sun-nurses.sk.ca/communications/news-events/news/item/?n=239 For students who have hearing issues, school can be difficult at times.On Thursday, Quota International of Weyburn along with the Saskatchewan Union of Nurses (SUN) helped to remedy that.A $10,000 grant from SUN and an additional $2,700 from Quota will see ten multi-functional FM hearing systems placed in classrooms around Weyburn.Seven will be installed at the Weyburn Comprehensive School, with the additional three at Souris, Queen Elizabeth and Haig elementary schools.At any one... Tue, 06 Dec 2016 10:01:00 -0600 '20 steps backward' with mental health cuts http://sun-nurses.sk.ca/communications/news-events/news/item/?n=237 I write this with tears in my eyes.I saw in the news last week that the Regina Qu'Appelle Health Region, which gets its money from the government of Brad Wall, has decided to cut 20 on-the-floor jobs from mental health.It's decided this even though "Saskatchewan is already the province in last place for percentage of health budget allocated to mental health" according to the Saskatchewan Division of the Canadian Mental Health Association.Yet Keith Dewar, CEO... Mon, 03 Oct 2016 12:00:00 -0600 Reminder: SUN District Council (SDC) Grant Applications http://sun-nurses.sk.ca/communications/news-events/news/item/?n=238 As per SUN's Bylaws, SUN District Council's shall hold an annual meeting with members in the District between Sept 1st and Oct 31st of each calendar year.The SDC Grant Application deadline is October 31st.Eligibility to receive the annual grant is contingent on the submission of the following:Bank statement and bank reconciliation for the fiscal year ending Sept 30.Treasurers report for the 2015-2016 fiscal year as presented to your annual meetingMinutes from the 2016 SDC... Mon, 03 Oct 2016 10:30:00 -0600 20 people to be laid off from mental health unit in Regina http://sun-nurses.sk.ca/communications/news-events/news/item/?n=236 [NewsTalk 980 CJME] Saskatchewans nurses union is concerned as 20 people are being laid off from the mental health unit at Reginas General Hospital.According to the Saskatchewan Union of Nurses (SUN), 20 people are being laid off from the unit 11 of which are Registered Nurses, and the majority of those are Registered Psychiatric Nurses. The union didnt know when the layoffs would happen.We know that when you start moving registered nurses out of the system there is a very high... Thu, 29 Sep 2016 08:12:00 -0600 20 staff on mental health unit at General to get layoff notices http://sun-nurses.sk.ca/communications/news-events/news/item/?n=235 [Leader Post] Twenty staff on the adult mental health unit at Regina General Hospital including seven registered psychiatric nurses will be receiving layoff notices.The layoffs are a result of an audit done to align staffing with the needs of the unit, said Keith Dewar, CEO of the Regina Qu'Appelle Health Region.To more effectively use resources, staff will work eight-hour shifts instead of 12-hour shifts."Our expectation will be that will lead to a decrease in overtime as we work... Thu, 29 Sep 2016 08:10:00 -0600 Union says 20 nursing jobs cut in Regina as health region faces budget woes http://sun-nurses.sk.ca/communications/news-events/news/item/?n=234 [CTV Regina] The Saskatchewan Union of Nurses says patient care could suffer as jobs are cut in the Regina QuAppelle Health Region, specifically in mental health.A memo provided to nurses by the health region says a review found the mental-health services at Regina General Hospital had too many positions and continuing to operate this way is not sustainable. It says 20 employees will be laid off.The union says 11 of those employees are registered nurses and the majority are... Wed, 28 Sep 2016 15:08:00 -0600 Union says 20 nursing jobs cut in Regina as health region faces budget woes http://sun-nurses.sk.ca/communications/news-events/news/item/?n=233 [Global Regina] The Saskatchewan Union of Nurses is raising concerns about patient care as jobs are cut in the Regina Qu'Appelle Health Region.The union says 20 employees are losing their jobs, including 11 registered nurses and the majority are registered psychiatric nurses.A memo provided to nurses by the health region specifically says a review found the mental health services unit at Regina General Hospital had too many positions and it said operating this way is not... Wed, 28 Sep 2016 12:32:00 -0600 20 Regina health region workers losing their jobs: SUN http://sun-nurses.sk.ca/communications/news-events/news/item/?n=232 Regina QuAppelle Health Region previously announced they were anticipating job lossesTwenty people are losing their jobs with the Regina QuAppelle Health Region, according to the Saskatchewan Union of Nurses (SUN).Earlier this month, officials from the health region announced they were anticipating job losses, but they were not sure exactly how many people would receive a layoff notice.On Tuesday, SUN told CBC it would be 20 workers. According to SUN, the layoffs would... Wed, 28 Sep 2016 11:59:00 -0600 SUN Submission to Advisory Panel on Health System Structure http://sun-nurses.sk.ca/communications/news-events/news/item/?n=231 On behalf of SUN's Board of Directors, almost 10,000 registered nurses in Saskatchewan and the people of the province, the Saskatchewan Union of Nurses (SUN) has submitted their response to the Advisory Panel on Health System Structure on September 26, 2016.As the single largest group of direct patient care providers in the system, SUN believes the province's frontline registered nursing workforce offers a unique perspective on the potential challenges and opportunities that may be... Wed, 28 Sep 2016 08:53:00 -0600 Regina Qu'Appelle Health Region is planning for layoffs http://sun-nurses.sk.ca/communications/news-events/news/item/?n=230 The Regina Qu'Appelle Health Region (RQHR) will be issuing layoff notices after a two-year review of staffing in 117 round-the-clock care units.Fewer than 20 people will lose their jobs, but all positions are being considered, said Keith Dewar, CEO of the RQHR.Over two years, a number of RQHR positions have been eliminated through attrition."That's been our commitment all along," Dewar said. "Our interest here is providing quality, safe care. Our second obligation to the public is to... Fri, 16 Sep 2016 15:28:00 -0600 RNs worry about patient safety as health region axes 70 jobs http://sun-nurses.sk.ca/communications/news-events/news/item/?n=228 Saskatchewan Union of Nurses president Tracy Zambory worries job losses in the Saskatoon Health Region will affect patient safety."Our members are telling us if there is job loss in the system and now we see that there is that's only going to cause more concern around the erosion of the safety and quality of patient care and the health and morale of registered nurses in the system," she said.Twelve registered nurses were among the 70 people whose jobs were cut by the Saskatoon... Fri, 16 Sep 2016 08:58:00 -0600 The Saskatoon Health Region says 70 jobs will be lost under its sustainability plan http://sun-nurses.sk.ca/communications/news-events/news/item/?n=229 The Saskatoon Health Region says about 70 people's jobs will be "affected by sustainability plan measures" as it tries to keep its budget balanced.According to a news release issued late this afternoon by the health region, the eliminated positions will include unionized and non-unionized employees. "We have made these decisions knowing how difficult this is for employees across our Region," health region CEO Dan Florizone said in the release."We built our sustainability plan on... Fri, 16 Sep 2016 08:55:00 -0600 Next Up 2016-2017 http://sun-nurses.sk.ca/communications/news-events/news/item/?n=227 The Next Up application deadline for Saskatoon is coming up September 19 and for Regina it is October 7.Target Audience: 18-32 year-olds who are committed to social and environmental justice. Looking to reach young Indigenous people, people of colour, LGBTQ+ people, people with disabilities, people who have had fewer educational opportunities, and other equity-seeking groups.Spread the Word! Here are some ways you can help:1) Talk to people directly about the program. People often... Wed, 24 Aug 2016 11:20:00 -0600 Critical condition: Davidson nurses say staffing levels unsafe http://sun-nurses.sk.ca/communications/news-events/news/item/?n=226 DAVIDSON The loss of a full-time relief nursing position at the Davidson Health Centre last month was a blow, but it was more than that.For the remaining nurses, it was the last straw."We're just in crisis out here," said registered nurse Lyndsay Cross, speaking to Davidson town council at its regular meeting Tuesday night.She and colleague Krista Alexander visited as a delegation to voice their concerns. Joining them was Audrey Hamm, who is both the senior registered nurse (RN) and... Tue, 23 Aug 2016 10:20:00 -0600