As more information and details around policies and protocols begin to surface regarding the Province’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic, you and all SUN members can be reassured your Union is committed to ensuring you have the information and support required to take care of yourself and your patients.
As healthcare workers, our advice will be sought by family, friends and neighbours. We are looked to as leaders to provide information about the health and safety of individuals. Protecting ourselves and our families is the first thing we must do. It is of the utmost importance to stay informed and make decisions based on accurate information. As professional practitioners, we are charged with the responsibility to advocate for the safety of our patients as well.
SHIFT IN SUN RESOURCES
The SUN Board of Directors has authorized a shift in our resources so we are able to support SUN members to the best of our ability as they advocate for patients and for their own health and safety. The business of the union will continue; however, we will be focusing on priority and urgent matters related to COVID-19. With the recent Visitation Policy implemented by the Saskatchewan Health Authority (SHA), meetings with members and/or the Employer will be held virtually and not face-to-face. All other non-urgent meetings will be rescheduled.
INFORMATION SESSIONS – WEDNESDAY, MARCH 18 AND THURSDAY, MARCH 19
SUN will be hosting information sessions for members on Wednesday, March 18 and Thursday, March 19. These sessions will be held using ZOOM video conferencing and all members are invited to attend. Links to join these sessions have been sent via email – check your inboxes!
The times of the sessions are:
Wednesday, March 18
Session A: 0900-930
Session B: 1200-1230
Session C: 1930-2000
Thursday, March 19
Session D: 0900-930
Session E: 1200-1230
Session F: 1930-2000
NOTE: Members will be asked to download the free ZOOM program to access a meeting. No account is required to access a meeting.
PREPARING FOR COVID - STAY INFORMED WITH SUN’S WEBSITE
SUN Provincial is working diligently to keep our website updated with trusted resources and information to support members and their commitment to their patients. Two pages have been added to our website:
- Updates on COVID-19: Pertinent information will be posted here as it becomes available. Updates will come from local and provincial sources and will directly impact SUN members.
- COVID-19 Resources: A collection of the important questions SUN members are asking, and the answers they need to know in order. These questions and answers will be frequently updated.
SUN members are encouraged to visit our website and connect with us on social media to stay informed regarding the COVID-19 pandemic.
If you have any questions or comments concerning the COVID-19 pandemic and the impact on your workplace or professional obligations, please call SUN Provincial at 306-525-1666 (Regina) or toll-free 800-667-7060 to speak to an Employment Relations Officer or Nurse Practice Officer on call.