Nurses’ union denounces state of patient care

Problems pose risks to patients’ health, the Ontario Nurses’ Association claims. Jonathan Sher, London Free Press, October 6, 2010 Problems with patient care at London’s University Hospital are the tip of an iceberg that for months has prompted unheeded warnings from nurses across Ontario, the nurses’ union says. Provincial hospitals are so desperate to rush patients out of emergency rooms, they’re cramming them into every nook and cranny of their buildings, often far from the professionals who know best how to make then better, said Vicki McKenna, a longtime London nurse and first vice-president of the Ontario Nurses’ Association. ... Nurses