Local 115 serves UNA members @ FMC Hospital, U of C (Faculty of Medicine), GWHC, Fanning & NW Dialysis, SCHC Dialysis / Urgent Care / Mental Health.
UNA is the union of Alberta’s Registered Nurses, Registered Psychiatric Nurses, student nurses and mental health workers.We encourage UNA members and supporters to join this public group and have respectful conversations. Please keep it clean.
UNA Local 115 serves the Foothills Medical Centre (FMC) Hospital. The Foothills Hospital operates in partnership with several local medical facilities including the University of Calgary (Faculty of Medicine), the Tom Baker Cancer Centre, Grace Women’s Health Centre, South Calgary Dialysis / Urgent Care / Mental Health and Fanning Dialysis. FMC has 700 beds and also features a 24-hour emergency department. Office Hours: Mon-Fri 8:30 am - 4:30 pm
Mission: UNA provides a great number of services to all the members. The most important role is negotiating Collective Agreements which regulate salaries, benefits, schedules and other working conditions.
Operating as usual
Canada failed to protect elderly in 1st wave of COVID-19 — will the same mistakes be made again? | CBC News https://www.cbc.ca/news/health/covid-long-term-care-canada-1.5739798
cbc.ca As COVID-19 cases surge across Canada and outbreaks in nursing homes flare up once again, experts say vulnerable elderly populations are at extreme risk in the second wave due to a lack of government action.
Calgary couple stuck in Barbados pleads with Canadian government to get their sick child home https://globalnews.ca/news/7358519/calgary-couple-nigeria-adoption-stuck-in-barbados/
Emilie, who is a registered nurse, remains optimistic the family will be together at some point, back in Alberta.
globalnews.ca A Calgary couple is pleading with the Canadian government to help get them and their newly adopted child back home.
Nursing student shares her experiences working with a child with severe regressive autism https://nursing.ucalgary.ca/news/nursing-student-shares-her-experiences-working-child-severe-regressive-autism
nursing.ucalgary.ca For the last three years, Hafsah Syed has been a behavioural aide and tutor to Ishaan Holloway. son of UCalgary Law dean Ian Holloway
cbc.ca At sunset, a group of community volunteers and health-care professionals opened an unauthorized space in Lethbridge for people with addictions to consume drugs.
cbc.ca Remdesivir, an antiviral drug already proven to assist with COVID-19 treatment, may have more uses than initially believed, according to University of Alberta researchers.
Canadian Federation of Nurses Unions (CFNU)
A panel of passionate nurses will join our president Linda Silas for a live chat Monday. On the agenda: mental health and housing for a healthy recovery. Featuring Cathy Crowe, activist, author and street nurse, and Tracy Zambory, president of the Saskatchewan Union of Nurses. Don’t miss it!
cbc.ca CBC News has learned that Calgary's Foothills hospital, which is battling the largest outbreak of COVID-19 in Alberta, has put three additional units under "outbreak watch" in addition to the three units that had been publicly linked to COVID-19 outbreaks.
Knowledge for an Ecologically Sustainable Future?: Innovation Policy and Alberta Universities https://www.parklandinstitute.ca/knowledge_for_an_ecologically_sustainable_future
parklandinstitute.ca This report from the Corporate Mapping Project and Parkland Institute traces funding from governmental and corporate sources over 20 years to document which areas of energy and environmental research have been prioritized in Alberta’s leading research universities.
Privatization Pressures in Alberta Health Care: Laboratory Services, Home Care, and Telehealth Under Austerity https://www.parklandinstitute.ca/privatization_pressures_in_alberta_health_care
parklandinstitute.ca This new Parkland Institute report explores contemporary pressures to expand private participation in three areas of Alberta’s public health care system: diagnostic laboratory services, home care, and telehealth.
Alberta nurses’ union calls on AHS to bring back paid leave as COVID-19 pandemic continues https://globalnews.ca/news/7354420/alberta-nurses-paid-leave-covid-19/
globalnews.ca The United Nurses of Alberta is calling on Alberta Health Services to bring back a paid leave for nurses who had to isolate because of COVID-19.
cbc.ca The COVID-19 outbreaks at Foothills hospital in Calgary are raising concerns about how hospitals around the province will be able to cope as COVID-19 cases increase.
Alberta’s chief medical officer of health says the province is not dealing with a second wave of COVID-19 and that the power to control the virus is within our hands.
Full story: www.cbc.ca/1.5737173
friendsofmedicare.org We need our provincial government to support a universal, public drug plan for ALL Canadians. 9 in 10 Albertans support national pharmacare — we need to make sure that our government hears this loud and clear. Send an email to your MLA, the Premier & the Health Minister to let them know why they m...
friendsofmedicare.org Government must take responsibility for the outcome of Alberta’s other ongoing public health emergency. Via @FriendsMedicare #ABhealth #ABpoli #ABleg #Yes2SCS
Third death reported in Foothills outbreak; provincial nurses union says morale low
'Most provinces are saying health care professionals are heroes and they should be thanked, this province seems to be doing the opposite,' the director of labour relations with the United Nurses of Alberta said.
calgaryherald.com 'Most provinces are saying heath care professionals are heroes and they should be thanked, this province seems to be doing the opposite,' the director of…
una.ab.ca United Nurses of Alberta is calling on Alberta Health Services to increase supports for Registered Nurses and Registered Psychiatric Nurses forced to self-isolate due to COVID-19 outbreaks in the workplace. In a letter sent to AHS CEO Dr. Verna Yiu on Sept. 24, 2020, UNA Director of Labour Relations...
nursesunions.ca The Canadian Federation of Nurses Unions, Ontario Council of Hospital Unions/CUPE, and Green Jobs Oshawa have issued a statement in response to both federal and Ontario governments’ media release that 3M will make N-95 masks in Brockville. Production is not slated to begin until Spring 2021.
COVID-19 cases and deaths among health care workers in Canada | CIHI https://www.cihi.ca/en/covid-19-cases-and-deaths-among-health-care-workers-in-canada
This is a snapshot of cases back in July. Concerning is that Canada has double the rate of the global rate of infections
cihi.ca Explore key information on rates of COVID-19 cases, including number of deaths, among health care workers in Canada as of July 23, 2020.
calgary.ctvnews.ca Alberta Health Services confirm an 82-year-old man who died in the cardiac unit at Foothills hospital in Calgary tested positive for the virus over the weekend.
cbc.ca The number of people who died of opioid overdoses in Alberta has surged during the COVID-19 pandemic, according to data just released by the provincial government.
nursesunions.ca Nurses across the country welcome the government’s commitments for this new session of parliament, including important steps toward implementing universal public pharmacare, developing national standards for long-term care and building further domestic capacity to manufacture personal protective e...
Friends of Medicare
The Q2 opioid response numbers were finally released, and they're devastating. These dismal numbers are exactly what advocates feared. It's vital that this government urgently change the course of their addictions strategy and commit to expanding supervised consumption services. Harm reduction saves lives—without access people die. This pattern cannot be allowed to continue.
Read the full report here:https://open.alberta.ca/dataset/f4b74c38-88cb-41ed-aa6f-32db93c7c391/resource/e8c44bab-900a-4af4-905a-8b3ef84ebe5f/download/health-alberta-covid-19-opioid-response-surveillance-report-2020-q2.pdf
#ABhealth #ABpoli #Yes2SCS
cbc.ca CBC News has dug deep into the data on over 120,000 COVID-19 cases collected by the Public Health Agency of Canada to examine how the illness affects the young, the elderly, men and women in order to better understand what's most likely to land you in hospital — or worse.
An interesting fact about Resusci Anne - CPR doll.
This is the DEATH MASK of a young woman who drowned in the River Seine in the 1880s. As was customary in those days, her corpse was put on display in the Paris mortuary, in the hope that someone might recognize her and claim her body. The pathologist on duty became entranced by the girl with the enigmatic half-smile, and so he commissioned a plaster cast made of her face. This mask was replicated many times over. She became known as "L'Inconnue de la Seine,” or “The Unknown Woman of the Seine.”
In 1955, a toymaker named Asmund Laerdal created what we now know as the CPR doll. Asmund wanted his mannequin to have a natural appearance. Remembering a mask on the wall of his grandparents' house many years earlier, he decided that the L'Inconnue de la Seine would become the face of Resusci Anne. So you see, this anonymous woman who drowned in the 19th century is responsible for saving many, many lives the world over. It is said that she has the most kissed face of all time. I hope you enjoyed this little #histmed tale!
globalnews.ca Watch Retired nurse ‘just astounded’ as Calgary teacher recovers her long-lost grad ring Video Online, on GlobalNews.ca
cbc.ca The United Nurses of Alberta is calling on AHS to reinstate special paid leave for health-care workers forced to self isolate due to COVID-19.
cbc.ca Prime ministers rarely ask the television networks for time to address the nation, and when they do it is not always for the most serious reasons. Tonight,Trudeau will attempt to command the moment. But nothing about life in 2020 is proving easy to dictate.
medium.com This award is for nurses everywhere. It validates our fight to speak truth to power.
#AISH eligibility should be determined by doctors, not by politicians. For this government to discount the "severity" of Albertans' mental health disabilities is to contribute to worsening the stigma and social issues surrounding our existing mental health crisis.
“The cuts, whether they be cuts to the people that get the AISH program, cuts to health benefits, cuts to people’s income, I think will cost people their lives.”
#ABhealth #ABpoli #NeedNotGreed
cbc.ca Matt Greenshields says it was a long process before he felt he was finally over the symptoms of COVID-19.
ctvnews.ca As Canada prepares for a possible second wave of COVID-19, some health experts are raising concerns that long-term care homes devastated by the virus earlier this year are not prepared for a surge of infections.
cbc.ca Two patients have died, and 14 other patients and six staff members have tested positive for COVID-19 as outbreaks continue to spread at Foothills hospital in Calgary.
Ontario Nurses' Association
Southlake Regional Health Centre lays off 97 Registered Nurses; More than 176,000 hours of direct patient care is lost
During a global pandemic when registered nurses (RNs) are needed to provide front-line care, Southlake Regional Health Centre will be laying off 97 registered nurses. This works out to be more than 176,000 hours of RN direct patient care lost to cuts. #RNcuts #onpoli
ctvnews.ca The latest federal modelling on the COVID-19 pandemic shows that in the short-term, Canada's epidemic is set to keep growing, predicting up to 155,795 total cases and 9,300 deaths by Oct. 2, unless Canadians re-adopt the same degree of health precautions they took in the early months of the pandemic...
calgary.ctvnews.ca A wrongful death lawsuit has been filed against McKenzie Towne Continuing Care Centre after workers allegedly put a senior suffering from a medical emergency to bed before sending her to hospital.
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Local 1 serves United Nurses of Alberta members at the Peter Lougheed Centre, Sunridge Medical Gallery and Sunridge Professional Building in Calgary.
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