Nurses and other healthcare workers in the frontlines of Ontario’s COVID-19 pandemic – especially in long term care, but increasingly in other sectors – are experiencing trauma. This is the result of sheer exhaustion, insufficient and late government action leading to escalating spread of COVID-19, episodes of public disregard for the necessary rules to contain the virus, and the excruciating loss of lives. And there is more – the muzzling of healthcare workers’ voices.
RNAO says government’s measures too late and insufficient to break the transmission – but we must enact them fully within a COVID-Zero strategy
RNAO organized a pathbreaking cross country meeting to engage collective action for long-term care reform in Canada. This special Health System Transformation & COVID-19 Webinar happened on Monday, November 9. You can watch the seminar here.