PTSD now covered under P.E.I. Workers Compensation Act

Legislation to have post-traumatic stress disorder covered under the Workers Compensation Act has passed the last step needed to come into effect. On Tuesday, Workforce Minister Sonny Gallant confirmed in the legislature that cabinet proclaimed a private members bill that made PTSD covered by the Workers Compensation Board. Jason Woodbury, Miscouche’s fire chief and president… (read more)

Keltic Clothing is Coming to PEI – Uniform Showcases May 23-25

(Note: Due to circumstances beyond PEINU’s control, Keltic Clothing have adjusted the uniform sale times) PEINU is continuing to promote the “Wear White” campaign. To support this initiative, all PEINU members who show their PEINU membership card OR their Health PEI workplace badge to a Keltic representative at the showcase are eligible to receive one… (read more)

Unions Collaborate to Send a Strong Message to Government – Keep it Public

Home Care is a Valued Public Service – Keep it Public! The Prince Edward Island Nurses’ Union (PEINU) and the Prince Edward Island Union of Public Sector Employees (UPSE) collectively represent over 240 employees who currently provide Home Care services to Islanders across PEI. Both Unions are extremely concerned with the provincial government’s recent decision… (read more)

Home Care is a Valued Public Service – Keep it Public!

PEI Nurses’ Union and Prince Edward Island Union of Public Sector Employees have collaborated to send a strong message to government – Home Care is a valued Public Service – Keep it Public! Starting today, CBC will be airing 3 different “Home Care Keep It Public” television commercials featuring various frontline healthcare professionals delivering Islandwide… (read more)

Emily Bryant Award Presented to Bernie Campbell

The Emily A. Bryant Award was recently presented to Bernie Campbell. The award is given for outstanding mental health nursing service annually to a Prince Edward Island mental health nurse to recognize outstanding nursing achievement.

PCH Kay Lewis Nursing Excellence Award – Heather Arsenault RN

On May 10th, 2018,  Heather Arsenault, RN was recognized for the prestigious PCH Kay Lewis Nursing Excellence Award for dedicating 50 years of service to nursing. Congratulations!      

Operating room nurse at P.E.I.’s Queen Elizabeth Hospital receives Marjorie E. Vessey Award – Guardian

At a young age growing up in Charlottetown, Rebecca Doiron was inspired by her mother to pursue nursing as a career. On Monday, Doiron’s mother, Joyce Skinner, was in the audience at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital to see her daughter receive this year’s Marjorie E. Vessey Award for outstanding nursing service. “I grew up in… (read more)

Nurse reflects on amazing 20 year career of helping others – West Prince Graphic

From a young age, Bethany MacIsaac knew she wanted to be in a profession that allowed her to help people. Originally she thought she would become a physiotherapist, but eventually she settled on becoming a nurse, liking how the profession came with a lot of career opportunities. “You can move anywhere in the country and… (read more)

PEINU Membership Survey – Executive Summary

Survey Response Rate and Analysis A sincere thank you to the 306 members who completed the 2017 membership survey. From the data, we saw that many of you accessed the survey multiple times before you had the 20 minutes required to fully complete the survey. We appreciate your commitment and efforts! The 2017 survey response… (read more)

Important progress on pharmacare cannot be delayed by more studies: CFNU

Canada’s nurses applaud the announcement in the federal budget of an Advisory Council on the Implementation of National Pharmacare, chaired by Dr. Eric Hoskins, with a mandate to work towards the implementation of a national pharmacare plan. For more than 20 years, the Canadian Federation of Nurses Unions (CFNU) has been calling for universal prescription… (read more)