Last month, CFNU and the Canadian Health Workforce Network released a new report titled ‘Sustaining Nursing in Canada.’

This report proposes a set of concrete actionable solutions to help meaningfully solve the health care crisis. It starts with protecting patient care and taking steps to address the dire shortage of nurses.

The report, authored by University of Ottawa researchers Dr. Houssem Eddine Ben Ahmed and Dr. Ivy Lynn Bourgeault, focused on multi-layered solutions to improve health care working conditions and health workforce planning to better weather future crises.

CFNU members, including MNU, presented solutions from the report to the federal, provincial and territorial ministers of health and were dismayed that health care talks ended without any agreement on action to provide relief for nurses and protect patient care.

“Health care and the health workforce are perched precariously on the brink of collapse. It requires immediate action starting today,” said Dr. Bourgeault. “We have gathered in this report a set of practical solutions to set us all on a better and more sustainable course.”

To read the full ‘Sustaining Nursing in Canada’ report, please click here.