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MEDIA RELEASE: Working Group Releases 15 Recommendations to Improve Patient Safety

Today, the NSGEU released a report outlining a number of serious concerns our members have regarding patient safety as a result of a continued year-over-year increase in the number of patients registered at the Halifax Infirmary Emergency Department (HI ED). This report, entitled, Code Critical, was developed by a working committee comprised of NSGEU staff, legal […]

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CDHA Memo re: Sick Policy

It has come to our attention that Capital Health is denying they have a policy of not replacing the first sick call. Here is a copy of a memo that outlines that policy:   Sent: August 6, 2013 2:24 PM Subject: Approval for Overtime- Managers ONLY Hi all, Last Friday a memo came from Paula […]

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Factsheet: Nurse to patient ratios are cost-effective

Nurses in Nova Scotia’s biggest hospitals are exhausted and floors are understaffed. That’s not safe for patients. Mandated nurse to patient ratios are a cost-effective solution.   Better care means savings The evidence is clear: safe RN staffing levels, especially mandated ratios, keep patients healthier and cut overall health care costs through: Fewer post-discharge ER […]

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NSGEU Local 97, CDHA Nurses, Apply for Conciliation

Halifax – After meeting at the bargaining table for eight days, the bargaining committee representing Local 97 Registered Nurses at Capital District Health Authority (CDHA) and their employer have reached an impasse. The union has now applied to the Department of Labour and Advanced Education for Conciliation services in hopes that an agreement can be […]

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Video Series: Nurses Put Patient Safety First!

Halifax – Nova Scotia’s new Health Minister recently acknowledged that we will soon face an “alarming” shortage of healthcare professionals in this province, including a shortage of approximately 800 nurses in the next five years. “As the union representing over 2,600 Registered Nurses in Nova Scotia, we can safely say that shortage is already upon […]

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