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CNA’s Cross-Country Tour: Meeting Canada’s Nurses in Their Communities British Columbia, December 11-14, 2011 – Advisory

Ottawa, December 7, 2011 – Canadian Nurses Association (CNA) president Judith Shamian and a CNA team are visiting B.C. next week as part of their mission to engage nurses, other health-care providers, government decision-makers and the media in a national dialogue on the future of Canada’s health system. They will be tackling a range of health-care issues that affect nurses and have an impact on the health of Canadians. The feedback and ideas shared on the tour will also be a part of CNA’s independent National Expert Commission, which will develop policy recommendations to help shape Canada’s health-care system. The B.C. leg of the tour begins in Kamloops on December 11, moves to Victoria on December 13 and finishes in Vancouver on December 14.

What:

British Columbia is CNA’s next stop in a cross-country engagement campaign

When:

December 11-14, 2011

Where:

Tour highlights include visits to:

Monday, December 12

  • Thompson Rivers University
  • Royal Inland Hospital

Tuesday, December 13

  • Meeting with provincial health officer Dr. Perry Kendall, and other health ministry officials

Wednesday, December 14

  • Vancouver General Hospital
  • St. Paul’s Hospital
  • Raven Song Community Health Centre
  • Meeting with minister of health, Mike de Jong, and deputy minister, Graham Whitmarsh

CNA is the national professional voice of registered nurses in Canada. A federation of 11 provincial and territorial nursing associations and colleges representing 143,843 registered nurses, CNA advances the practice and profession of nursing to improve health outcomes and strengthen Canada’s publicly funded, not-for-profit health system.

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Media inquiries:

Kate Headley
External Communications Coordinator
Canadian Nurses Association
E-mail: kheadley@cna-aiic.ca
Tel: 613-237-2159, ext. 561

On-site contact:

Barb Wright
Parliamentary Relations Coordinator
Canadian Nurses Association
E-mail: bwright@cna-aiic.ca
Cell: 613-325-1281