26 °C
78 °F
Chance Of ShowersSun
30 °C
86 °F
27 °C
81 °F
Chance Of ShowersTue
27 °C
81 °F


Summer Festival Guide

Traffic Cameras

Events Calendar

Lowest Gas Prices

Health Unit Nurses On Strike

Friday March 8th, 2019, 7:59am


Hello time traveller!!
This article is 1962 days old.
The information listed below is likely outdated and has been preserved for archival purposes.

Last updated: Friday March 8th, 3:22pm

More than 80 Nurse Practitioners, Public Health Nurses and Registered Practical Nurses at the Health Unit have hit the picket lines.

“Our members provide such value to the community – a large population with a high number of vulnerable people, recent refugees, newborns and seniors. They work to keep the community healthy, and monitor and control outbreaks of sexually transmitted infections and infectious diseases, such as measles and mumps,” said ONA President Vicki McKenna, RN.

The nurses have worked without a contract since March 31st, 2018.

The Health Unit says that the Windsor, Leamington, and Essex offices will remain open Monday to Friday, but ervice delays are expected during the strike.

The following services are cancelled:

  • Healthy Schools Program (school nurses)
  • School Immunization Clinics for Grade 7 Students
  • School Suspension Program (For Incomplete Immunizations)
  • Healthy Families Home Visiting Program for New Moms;
  • Breastfeeding Clinics;
  • Sexual Health and Family Planning Clinics;
  • Nurse Practitioner Clinics (Pre-natal and Sexual Health);

Daily Newsletter

Sign up to receive all the latest, local news stories you may have missed!

We don’t spam! Read our privacy policy for more info.

Do You Like This Article?

Content Continues Below Local Sponsor Message
Content Continues Below Local Sponsor Message
Content Continues Below Local Sponsor Message