Healthcare organizations meet to discuss healthcare worker crisis

OTTAWA (ON), March 9, 2022 /CNW Telbec/ – Two years into the pandemic, healthcare organizations are meeting to discuss the state of their respective professions and how to rebuild from Canada health personnel.

As Canadians begin to see light at the end of the pandemic tunnel, the same cannot be said for healthcare workers. In addition to exhaustion and burnout from working for two years of COVID-19, healthcare workers now face both massive system backlogs and a shortage of colleagues to share the burden. It is imperative that we set a new course for the health care system.

To continue these important discussions that began in October 2021, the Canadian Medical Association (CMA) and the Canadian Nurses Association (CNA) are once again co-hosting a meeting of key stakeholders. Over 50 organizations representing frontline healthcare workers were invited to participate and discuss the best approaches to addressing critical healthcare challenges.

WHAT: Summit on Rebuilding the Health Workforce – follow-up to October meeting
WHO: dr. Clever Catherine, president of the CMA; Sir. Michel Villeneuve, CNA CEO; more than 50 other organizations invited to participate
WHEN: Wed 9 March (virtual meeting)

A press release summarizing tonight’s meeting will be issued tomorrow (Thursday March 10).

About the CMA
The Canadian Medical Association is the national voice of the medical profession. Our goal is to build strong and accessible health systems, foster wellness and diversity in medical culture, and ensure that every person in Canada has an equal chance of being healthy. In partnership with physicians, medical learners, patients and others, we advance these goals through advocacy, knowledge sharing and grantmaking.

About the ANC
The Canadian Nurses Association is the national and global professional voice for nursing in Canada. We represent registered nurses, nurse practitioners, licensed and licensed practical nurses, registered psychiatric nurses, retired nurses and student nurses in all 13 provinces and territories. Learn more about www.cna-aiic.ca

SOURCE Canadian Medical Association

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