Saskatchewan Union of Nurses

Saskatchewan Union of Nurses SUN represents Registered Nurses (RNs), Registered Nurse (Nurse Practitioner)s (RN(NP)s), Registered Psychiatric Nurses (RPNs) & graduates in the province.

The Saskatchewan Union of Nurses (SUN) is a trade union established in 1974 under the Saskatchewan Trade Union Act. SUN represents Registered Nurses (RNs), Registered Nurse (Nurse Practitioner)s (RN(NP)s), Registered Psychiatric Nurses (RPNs) and graduates employed in rural and urban acute care hospitals; long-term care facilities; home care services; integrated facilities; public and mental healt

The Saskatchewan Union of Nurses (SUN) is a trade union established in 1974 under the Saskatchewan Trade Union Act. SUN represents Registered Nurses (RNs), Registered Nurse (Nurse Practitioner)s (RN(NP)s), Registered Psychiatric Nurses (RPNs) and graduates employed in rural and urban acute care hospitals; long-term care facilities; home care services; integrated facilities; public and mental healt

Operating as usual

Shuffling health-care workers around won't solve COVID crisis: Sask. nurses' union presidentZambory also took issue with...
10/08/2021
Shuffling health-care workers around won't solve COVID crisis: Sask. nurses' union president | CBC News

Shuffling health-care workers around won't solve COVID crisis: Sask. nurses' union president

Zambory also took issue with a government press release that described health-care workers as part of ongoing "inventory management."

"When we're described as inventory, care becomes commodified, and where's the humanity in that?"

She said there is a finite number of health-care workers, no matter where you put them.

"We're just shuffling these scarce resources around without any additional measures to slow community spread," Zambory said.

https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/saskatchewan/zambory-nurses-covid-19-moe-1.6204270

Tracy Zambory says it appears the Saskatchewan Health Authority doesn't have decision-making authority anymore in how its workforce should be used, after the premier announced the province's COVID-19 response is being centralized through the Provincial Emergency Operations Centre.

Today, September 30, marks the first National Day for Truth and Reconciliation, to honour and recognize residential scho...
09/30/2021

Today, September 30, marks the first National Day for Truth and Reconciliation, to honour and recognize residential school survivors and those who did not return. This must be a day for individual and collective action. Today, and going forward, we must all commit to learning about the history of Indigenous Peoples in Canada, contemplate and confront our personal discomforts relating to this history, and read the 94 calls to action in the Truth and Reconciliation Report, acknowledging the role we need to play in this work.

Today, September 30, marks the first National Day for Truth and Reconciliation, to honour and recognize residential school survivors and those who did not return. This must be a day for individual and collective action. Today, and going forward, we must all commit to learning about the history of Indigenous Peoples in Canada, contemplate and confront our personal discomforts relating to this history, and read the 94 calls to action in the Truth and Reconciliation Report, acknowledging the role we need to play in this work.

MEDIA RELEASE: Saskatchewan’s physicians and nurses join to demand increased health measures to combat the pandemic The ...
09/29/2021

MEDIA RELEASE: Saskatchewan’s physicians and nurses join to demand increased health measures to combat the pandemic

The Saskatchewan Medical Association (SMA) and the Saskatchewan Union of Nurses (SUN) are demanding stronger action by the provincial government to blunt the fourth wave of the pandemic.

SMA president Dr. Eben Strydom said reinstating gathering limits on indoor private functions and community events will help to mitigate the fourth wave of the pandemic.

“Mask mandates and vaccination requirements are essential but are not enough against the spread of the more transmissible Delta variant,” he said. “With the approach of colder weather, gatherings will move indoors, creating the potential for surges in cases.”

SUN President, Tracy Zambory, stressed that now is the time for strong leadership, noting that the health system risks being completely overwhelmed within weeks. “We are at a critical moment in this fourth wave. We have already had to make heartbreaking decisions on cancelling surgeries and suspending organ donations.”

09/29/2021
AM set up timelapse

It's Day Two of SUN's Annual Meeting and even though we're meeting virtually this year, it takes a lot of work behind the scenes to bring this event to life. Check out the transformation from Queensbury Centre to SUN Annual Meeting.

Yesterday was another difficult day in Saskatchewan - 60 COVID patients in ICU, 7 deaths, medical care on hold (includin...
09/24/2021
Saskatchewan halts organ donation program due to COVID-19 surge | CBC News

Yesterday was another difficult day in Saskatchewan - 60 COVID patients in ICU, 7 deaths, medical care on hold (including brain and heart procedures), pediatric ICU beds being used for adults, & now our organ donation program has been halted. We’re all losing services we’ve always trusted would be there. Everyone is hurt by this. Please vaccinate, mask, social distance, avoid crowds, and call on our leaders to act. Please, Sask.

https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/saskatchewan/organ-donation-program-sask-halted-1.6187103

Health officials confirmed the news on Thursday.

09/23/2021
'Slap in the face': Sask. premier's advice to medical workers hits sour note with doctor

Registered nurses have worked continuously to support and encourage the goal of vaccination and the importance of masking and other health measures to stop the spread of COVID-19. They have done this in both their professional and private lives through point-of-care patient education, individual conversations with their families, friends, and the general public, and through recommendations to government on critical, evidence-based health measures to protect the public and the health system. This leadership from registered nurses, physicians and the entire health care community has been instrumental in compelling decision-makers to act, especially when responses to growing case numbers and health system pressures have been far too slow.

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'Slap in the face': Sask. premier's advice to medical workers hits sour note with doctors [and nurses]

“Taking absolutely no responsibility for the fact that they are to be leading this pandemic and they’re not taking any advice from consummate professionals that show up everyday to keep patients safe in this province, like the registered nurses, like the physicians. So, now we find ourselves in a very, very critical situation where we’re going to have to start making some heartbreaking decisions,” Tracy Zambory

“It was more than disheartening to hear you talk today about how doctors should *start* publicly educating and talking to media to counter pandemic misinformation, as if we haven’t been doing this kind of advocacy from the start," Dr. Tamara Hinz

https://beta.ctvnews.ca/local/saskatoon/2021/9/22/1_5596172.html

A Saskatchewan doctor is speaking out following Premier Scott Moe's suggestion that medical professionals "really provide some guidance for Saskatchewan people" to help dispel COVID-19 misinformation.

Ever wondered what we mean when registered nurses & physicians say we are scared for our patients as ICU & case numbers ...
09/23/2021
Sask. heart, brain specialists brace as health-care slowdown worsens amid COVID-19 surge | CBC News

Ever wondered what we mean when registered nurses & physicians say we are scared for our patients as ICU & case numbers soar? The long list of medical care on hold in Sask. now even includes heart & brain procedures. The consequences of inaction… https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/saskatoon/heart-brain-specialists-brace-covid-19-slowdown-1.6186008

The long list of types of medical care now on hold across Saskatchewan includes home care, rehabilitation and diabetes counselling, but also key brain and heart procedures.

“We became nurses because we care about our patients and families, our communities  and every life we touch. But the str...
09/17/2021

“We became nurses because we care about our patients and families, our communities and every life we touch. But the stress of the pandemic, the workload, the burnout, and the external pressures are bringing our members to a breaking point.

On this Day of Action, we need everyone to stand up, speak out and support nurses so that we are here when you need us,” Denise, RN

#SupportNurses PLEASE

“We became nurses because we care about our patients and families, our communities and every life we touch. But the stress of the pandemic, the workload, the burnout, and the external pressures are bringing our members to a breaking point.

On this Day of Action, we need everyone to stand up, speak out and support nurses so that we are here when you need us,” Denise, RN

#SupportNurses PLEASE

“Vote for leaders who not only understand the value of investing in nurses and health care, but also have concrete plans...
09/17/2021

“Vote for leaders who not only understand the value of investing in nurses and health care, but also have concrete plans to make it happen,” Toni, NP

#SupportNurses

“Vote for leaders who not only understand the value of investing in nurses and health care, but also have concrete plans to make it happen,” Toni, NP

#SupportNurses

"Never did I think this would be my work attire....Never did I think that the Government of Saskatchewan and some of our...
09/17/2021

"Never did I think this would be my work attire....Never did I think that the Government of Saskatchewan and some of our public would take such a disrespectful view of health care, [or for some] to be so unwilling to believe medical professionals and science.
This is not the rewarding profession that I chose anymore.," Terryl, RN

#supportnurses - please!

"Never did I think this would be my work attire....Never did I think that the Government of Saskatchewan and some of our public would take such a disrespectful view of health care, [or for some] to be so unwilling to believe medical professionals and science.
This is not the rewarding profession that I chose anymore.," Terryl, RN

#supportnurses - please!

Unity, Saskatchewan and area nurses and support workers have rallied together in solidarity to raise awareness in our lo...
09/17/2021

Unity, Saskatchewan and area nurses and support workers have rallied together in solidarity to raise awareness in our local communities about the crisis facing health care around Canada. We feel it is important for the public to recognize that it is not just about larger urban centers that we hear about on the news, but to raise awareness that it is affecting us locally as well, in our rural communities! We are so proud to participate in this national nurses day of action along with the Canadian Federation of Nurses Union and the Saskatchewan Union of Nurses!

In our communities we have seen emergency services closures, unfilled vacancies where postings have be up for months as well as recruitments of travel nurses to help ease the staffing shortages. We are hoping that our small part will help with demanding this change through the national nurses day of action. We need change!

#supportnurses #DayofAction

“Demanding workloads combined with chronic short-staffing mean we need to hold accountable those responsible for making ...
09/17/2021

“Demanding workloads combined with chronic short-staffing mean we need to hold accountable those responsible for making our workspace safe and manageable,” Jessie RN

“I am a homecare nurse. My patients are sicker. When they are finally sent to hospital because we can no longer give them what they need in their home, they are not kept as long as they used to be, or they are not admitted at all due to space,” Kim, RN

#SupportNurses

“Nurses give so much for the sake of others they often have nothing left for themselves or their families,” Leslie, RPN ...
09/17/2021

“Nurses give so much for the sake of others they often have nothing left for themselves or their families,” Leslie, RPN

“For me, standing up for nurses rights means speaking up and ensuring all nurses have a voice,” Lori, RN

#SupportNurses’

“The broken healthcare system is breaking us on the frontlines,” Maureen, RN  “The pandemic has made [health] system cra...
09/17/2021

“The broken healthcare system is breaking us on the frontlines,” Maureen, RN

“The pandemic has made [health] system cracks very visible, and we are on the brink of a complete collapse,” Lynne, RN

“I feel disrespected and abused by the government, employer and citizens who have chosen not be vaccinated,” Kathy, RN

#SupportNurses

#SupportNurses “I am an emergency room nurse…. We are forced to work short-staffed & with a dangerous & scary nurse-to-p...
09/17/2021

#SupportNurses
“I am an emergency room nurse…. We are forced to work short-staffed & with a dangerous & scary nurse-to-patient ratio. We do not have time to take care of our patients’ basic needs. I am demoralized, stressed out & I am sick before every shift,” Catherine, RN

#SupportNurses
“I am an emergency room nurse…. We are forced to work short-staffed & with a dangerous & scary nurse-to-patient ratio. We do not have time to take care of our patients’ basic needs. I am demoralized, stressed out & I am sick before every shift,” Catherine, RN

#SupportNurses “Patients are presenting with more complex issues & n higher volumes than we can keep up with. Staff are ...
09/17/2021

#SupportNurses
“Patients are presenting with more complex issues & n higher volumes than we can keep up with. Staff are tired and burnt out,” Christine, RN
#FrontlineUnited #DayOfAction

#SupportNurses
“Patients are presenting with more complex issues & n higher volumes than we can keep up with. Staff are tired and burnt out,” Christine, RN
#FrontlineUnited #DayOfAction

#SupportNurses “Standing up for nurses’ rights is standing up for patients, our families & our communities. We are on th...
09/17/2021

#SupportNurses

“Standing up for nurses’ rights is standing up for patients, our families & our communities. We are on the frontlines & walk with our patients from their first breath to their last,” Darcy, RPN

#FrontlineUnited #DayOfAction

#SupportNurses

“Standing up for nurses’ rights is standing up for patients, our families & our communities. We are on the frontlines & walk with our patients from their first breath to their last,” Darcy, RPN

#FrontlineUnited #DayOfAction

“I am working my 5th overtime shift this month. Not because I want the compensation, but because I have a day off and ca...
09/17/2021

“I am working my 5th overtime shift this month. Not because I want the compensation, but because I have a day off and can help my peers. I am tired.” Melissa, RN

#FrontlineUnited #DayOfAction #SupportNurses

“I am working my 5th overtime shift this month. Not because I want the compensation, but because I have a day off and can help my peers. I am tired.” Melissa, RN

#FrontlineUnited #DayOfAction #SupportNurses

#SupportNurses Today is a Day of Action for Canadian nurses. It is long overdue we address the chronic staffing shortage...
09/17/2021
Canada’s nurses hold national day of action to highlight nursing crisis

#SupportNurses

Today is a Day of Action for Canadian nurses. It is long overdue we address the chronic staffing shortages & crushing workloads plaguing healthcare everywhere from coast to coast. Please join us.

#FrontlineUnited

Nurses, health care workers and their supporters are participating in a national day of action today, protesting the lack of government action to fix the critical nursing shortage and make urgently needed improvements to Canada’s beleaguered health care system.

09/16/2021

Canada’s registered nurses and healthcare staff are overworked, burnt out, and suffering moral distress because there are not enough staff to provide the care patients need and deserve.

September 17 is Day of Action. SUN, Saskatchewan’s registered nurses, the Canadian Federation of Nurses Unions (CFNU), and nurses across the Canada are calling on governments to support frontline healthcare staff and invest in better public healthcare for all.

#SupportNurses

Watch today: CBC’s Power & Politics at 16:20 CST (18:20 ET) – SUN President, Tracy Zambory, speaks with David Common abo...
09/15/2021
CBC News | Power & Politics

Watch today: CBC’s Power & Politics at 16:20 CST (18:20 ET) – SUN President, Tracy Zambory, speaks with David Common about vaccine passports, and COVID in Saskatchewan – don’t forget to tune!
https://www.cbc.ca/news/politics/powerandpolitics

Interviews with key newsmakers and political pundits offer an in-depth look at how politicians and their policies affect Canadians

Sask. nurses and physicians respond to province's 'wrongheaded decision' to redeploy health-care workersSpeaking to the ...
09/15/2021
Sask. nurses and physicians respond to province's 'wrongheaded decision' to redeploy health-care workers

Sask. nurses and physicians respond to province's 'wrongheaded decision' to redeploy health-care workers

Speaking to the mental stress and fatigue experienced in his emergency room at Royal University Hospital, Dr. James Stempien says nurses and physicians are having burnout related issues watching more and more patients come into crowded emergency departments, which makes it more difficult to provide care.

Saskatchewan Union of Nurses president Tracy Zambory says a redeployment of staff would be much more effective if it was paired with a reinstatement of public health orders.

“This is a wrongheaded decision. We can't just have a partial state of emergency that only affects how workers are moved around in the province.

https://saskatoon.ctvnews.ca/sask-nurses-and-physicians-respond-to-province-s-wrongheaded-decision-to-redeploy-health-care-workers-1.5585331

Dr. James Stempien says nurses and physicians are having burnout related issues watching more and more patients come into crowded emergency departments.

The protests outside of hospitals happening across Canada, and today in Saskatchewan, are reprehensible acts of callous ...
09/14/2021

The protests outside of hospitals happening across Canada, and today in Saskatchewan, are reprehensible acts of callous disregard and lack of respect for patients and families who are literally at their most vulnerable and seeking medical care. Furthermore, these protests are a damaging blow to the morale of exhausted health care providers.

SUN is in no way associated with the group organizing and conducting these protests.

SUN and Saskatchewan’s registered nurses always stand on the side of science.

As a Union and as the largest group of health professionals on the frontlines of this pandemic, SUN has tirelessly advocated for evidence-based public health measures to slow the spread of COVID-19. Vaccines are one of the most important, science-backed tools we have to end this pandemic.

The majority of registered nurses in Canada have seen first-hand the devastating effects of COVID-19 and understand that the only way out of this pandemic is through vaccination, physical distancing, masking and vaccination validation.

While SUN supports freedom of speech and expression, SUN will never condone these thoughtless acts of protest outside health facilities. Saskatchewan patients and their families, SUN members, and all other healthcare providers do not deserve the trauma and emotional abuse being caused by these protests.

This organization does not deserve to call themselves nurses. These protests must be stopped.

The protests outside of hospitals happening across Canada, and today in Saskatchewan, are reprehensible acts of callous disregard and lack of respect for patients and families who are literally at their most vulnerable and seeking medical care. Furthermore, these protests are a damaging blow to the morale of exhausted health care providers.

SUN is in no way associated with the group organizing and conducting these protests.

SUN and Saskatchewan’s registered nurses always stand on the side of science.

As a Union and as the largest group of health professionals on the frontlines of this pandemic, SUN has tirelessly advocated for evidence-based public health measures to slow the spread of COVID-19. Vaccines are one of the most important, science-backed tools we have to end this pandemic.

The majority of registered nurses in Canada have seen first-hand the devastating effects of COVID-19 and understand that the only way out of this pandemic is through vaccination, physical distancing, masking and vaccination validation.

While SUN supports freedom of speech and expression, SUN will never condone these thoughtless acts of protest outside health facilities. Saskatchewan patients and their families, SUN members, and all other healthcare providers do not deserve the trauma and emotional abuse being caused by these protests.

This organization does not deserve to call themselves nurses. These protests must be stopped.

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