Premiers Gather with Nurses Unions & Mental Health Commission for Health Briefing – CFNU

Briefing entitled Access through Innovation: Maximizing Federal Mental Health Funding (Tuesday July 18, 2017 – EDMONTON) – The Canadian Federation of Nurses Unions (CFNU) co-hosted this morning a premiers’ breakfast briefing on mental health care with the Mental Health Commission of Canada (MHCC) and the Premier of Alberta as part of this week’s premiers’ summit… (read more)

Reminder: Confidentiality of Patient Records in the Health Care System

(Thursday, July 13, 2017 – ARNPEI) An important reminder about confidentiality “No one is permitted to have access/review a patient’s chart (paper or electronic) if they are not involved in their circle of care, without having consent from the person in question or their substitute decision maker. However, there may be specific (eg. emergency situations)… (read more)

PEINU Welcomes New Administrator of the Education Fund – Updated Contact Information Available

Former Administrator of the Education Fund, Lloyd Adams, has retired, effective June 30th, 2017. PEINU would like to wish Lloyd all the best. PEINU would like to welcome Mitchell O’Shea, as the new Administrator of the Education Fund. Applications can be sent by email, fax or through Canada Post mail as follows: Mitchell O’Shea Email:… (read more)

Report Shows 2016 Nurses’ Overtime, Absenteeism Costs Rose to Close to $2 Billion

“At a time when we are all striving for an efficient, cost-effective and sustainable health care system, we know that ensuring safe nurse staffing levels would go a long way towards achieving that goal.” Thursday June 8, 2017 (CALGARY) – A new report from the Canadian Federation of Nurses Unions (CFNU) shows that nurses’ paid… (read more)