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Celebrating Nurses: How Do We Say Thank You??

Celebrating Nurses: How Do We Say Thank You??

How do we even begin to say thank you to the registered nurses in our lives, when a simple “thank you” doesn’t feel like it’s nearly enough? Every day I see SUN’s RNs, RPNs and NPs show up for work with compassion, empathy, and unshakeable resolve to provide the best care possible for their patients. I see teamwork, resilience in the face of adversity, and…

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HCWs Removed As A Priority In Sask.’s Phase 2 Vaccine Rollout

On Tuesday, February 9th, the SHA and Provincial Government released more details about their COVID-19 vaccine delivery plan. As part of Phase 1, healthcare workers, who work in the following areas, will continue to be prioritized: Congregate living settings such as long-term care and personal care homes; Adult ICU; Emergency departments; Respiratory therapy; COVID-19 designated…

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Sask. Registered Nurses Call For Public Inquiry into Regina's Extendicare Parkside

Sask. Registered Nurses Call For Public Inquiry into Regina's Extendicare Parkside

At least 40 of our province’s seniors who were living at Extendicare Parkside in Regina have died, and almost all residents and staff at the facility have been infected since a COVID-19 outbreak was first declared on November 20, 2020. I am shaken by the scale of this tragedy. It is heartbreaking and should never have occurred. As a 30-year long-term care nurse and president of…

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Long-Term Care Reform Needed

Long-Term Care Reform Needed

As long-term care registered nurses decrease, demand skyrockets As we head into flu season and Canada grapples with a potential second wave of the COVID-19 pandemic, it got me thinking about those most vulnerable to succumbing to the tragic consequences of this virus – our country’s seniors. Many of you may not know that my more than three-decade-long nursing career has been in…

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Working Together For A Common Goal

Working Together For A Common Goal

Labour Day is an important reminder of our strength when we work together toward a common good. This past year has been a difficult one for all of us – both in our professional lives as registered nurses and in our daily lives in our communities. COVID-19 has turned the world upside down for everyone. So many workers and families are suffering and have sacrificed so much as governments…

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