Unions mark P.E.I. Labour Day by calling for national drug plan – The Guardian

  Carl Pursey, president of the P.E.I. Federation of Labour, and Mona O’Shea, president of the P.E.I. Nurse’s Union, hold up a flag advocating for a national pharmacare plan during the Labour Day picnic at Joe Ghiz Park on Monday. More information on the “A Plan For Everyone” campaign, which is a collaboration between the… (read more)

Health department responds to privatization concerns – CBC

P.E.I. Health Minister Robert Henderson says his department has no plans to privatize any of the Island’s public home care services.   Henderson says he is exploring how to best spend $25 million in federal health accord funding, promised to the P.E.I. government to help improve its home care services.  But the minister says rumours that the province plans to turn… (read more)

CFNU Bursary Awarded – Congratulations, Lauren MacKinnon!

Every year, the Canadian Federation of Nurses Union (CFNU), awards one recipient from nursing students enrolled at UPEI, either in her/his 3rd year of the Bachelor of Science in Nursing Program or the 2nd year accelerated Nursing Program, to be eligible for a $1,000 Bursary. This year, the bursary was open to ALL nursing students, not just 3rd… (read more)

CFNU calling for your support: please share petition on Government of Canada site calling for Universal Pharmacare

PEI Nurses’ Union is pleased to share petition e-959, which is now live on the Parliament of Canada website here: https://petitions.parl.gc.ca/en/Petition/Sign/e-959 The citizens and residents of Canada to call upon the Government of Canada to: Implement through a Federal law, a Pan-Canadian Universal Pharmacare Plan, in this 42nd Parliament; and Implement a National Formulary for medically… (read more)

P.E.I. signs on to health accord with federal government – CBC

Island joins other Atlantic provinces by saying yes to money for home care and mental health By Susan Lunn, CBC News Posted: Jan 31, 2017 11:37 AM ET Prince Edward Island has signed on to Ottawa’s health-care deal, allowing the province to access federal dollars for home care and mental health. The deal was confirmed in… (read more)

Good Luck Robyn Soulsby – CNSA National Conference Delegate

A shout out to Robyn Soulsby, a fourth year nursing student attending UPEI. Robyn will be UPEI’s School of Nursing  official delegate attending  this years Canadian Nursing Student Association National Conference is in Winnipeg, Manitoba on January 25. Robyn met the requirements, set out by the UPEI School of Nursing, by obtaining 80 average and having… (read more)

PEINU supports CBC’s Feed a Family Campaign

Stratford Sobey’s was the place to be this afternoon! PEINU board members participated in the CBC’s Feed a Family Campaign (formally known as the CBC Turkey Drive). CBC’s Boomer Gallant was on hand to thank each of the organizations and individuals who donated. PEINU donated 20 turkeys this year. Hopefully, each turkey will make someone’s… (read more)

PEINU Being a Santa to a Senior

PEI Nurses’ Union does it again! Home Instead Senior Care “Be a Santa to a Senior” campaign was the latest recipient of a much needed donation. The program brings together area nonprofits, retailers, numerous volunteers and members of the community to provide gifts and companionship for lonely and isolated seniors.

Donation to the Canadian Mental Health Association, PEI Division’s White Cross Program

A donation to the Canadian Mental Health Association, PEI division’s – White Cross Program, will go towards delivering presents to Islanders who are experiencing mental health issues. — with Colleen Loane Bacon, Sharon Claybourne, Stacy M Chaisson and Zellah Johnston.

$1,000 PEINU Bursaries Awarded

In 2016, four (4) $1,000 bursaries were awarded to children of members who were attending a post secondary institution for study during the 2016 calendar year. This year’s recipients were: Jacayla Ezeard (left), Catherine Kennedy, Morgan Lewis (right). Missing from photo: Cody Miller. Presenting the bursaries was: PEINU Executive Director Kendra Gunn. Congratulations!