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Unsafe Workloads Being Normalized in Provincial Healthcare Systems, Warns Head of Registered Practical Nurses Association of Ontario

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New WeRPN survey reveals patients are being put at risk, as nearly 7 in 10 nurses say they are unable to provide adequate care due to lack of available time and resources

TORONTO, Aug. 2, 2022 /CNW/ – The Registered Practical Nurses Association of Ontario (WeRPN), representing the voices of over 55,000 registered practical nurses (RPNs), is raising the alarm after a new survey has found patient care is being critically compromised due to staffing shortages and the standardization of unsafe workloads. A new study released from WeRPN examined several factors impacting the nursing profession in Ontario. Comparing present-day realities in nursing to research on what nurses had experienced two years ago, the findings from this research reflect a worsening situation today for the vast majority of nurses and growing concern for the quality of care that Ontarians are receiving as a result, within provincial healthcare systems. (CNW Group/Registered Practical Nurses Association of Ontario (WeRPN)) “I believe these findings will shock the public — close to 7 in 10 nurses are seeing patients’ health being put at risk because adequate time, resources and staffing levels are simply not available,” says Dianne Martin, chief executive officer, WeRPN. “Alarmingly, this is […]

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