SUN members have a voice and mechanism for action, influence, and change to achieve healthy, quality work environments by completing work situation reports and documenting unresolved professional practice, workload, and staffing concerns to their Nursing Advisory Committee (NAC). The best part? It works!
Gains and successes are being achieved by NACs across Saskatchewan.
Ten Locals have achieved 16 gains including registered nurse baseline staffing, additional other staff, and implementation of a policy/process for suicide assessment and patient care.
Congratulations to the Local Presidents, Local NAC Chairpersons, and SUN Members of:
- Local 33 Battleford Union Hospital – Emergency Department
- Local 62 Prince Albert, Victoria Hospital – Emergency Department, Level 6 Medicine & Obstetrics
- Local 68 Dr. F H Wigmore Regional Hospital – Surgery, Mental Health & addressing organization-wide staffing needs
- Local 69 Cypress Regional Hospital – Mental Health
- Local 75 Royal University Hospital – Unit 6000 (Cardiology)
- Local 101 St. Paul’s Hospital – Surgery 5B & Emergency Department
- Local 104 Estevan, St. Joseph’s Hospital – Emergency Department
- Local 107 Saskatoon City Hospital – Emergency Department
- Local 257 Saskatoon Public Health – Sexual and Street Health & Healthy and Home Program
- Local 312 All Nations Healing Hospital – Emergency Department
How are these gains and successes being found? Persistent and consistent documentation of professional practice, workload, and staffing concerns through engagement and development of collaborative relationships between Local NACs and the Employer.
SUN keeps track of these successes and asks Local NAC Chairpersons to contact their Nurse Practice Officer to make sure none are missed.