Thursday, 26 May 2011 00:00
Ottawa, May 26, 2011 – The Canadian Nurses Association today officially launched its National Expert Commission on health system improvement, entitled The Health of Our Nation — The Future of Our Health System. The Commission’s mandate is to generate policy solutions that contribute to a transformed health system — one that is better equipped to meet the changing health needs of Canada’s population.
“Nurses are central to the health care of Canadians, who benefit from the knowledge, experience and expertise of nurses from cradle to grave. The nursing profession has generated multiple solutions through its research, knowledge and experience, which need to be brought to bear on a transformed, sustainable system. That kind of revitalized system must lead to better health outcomes and a more vibrant, productive nation,” said CNA president Judith Shamian.