Support Yukon's Community Nurses - STAT!

137 Signatures Goal: 0

Health & Social Services Minister Pauline Frost announced emphatically in the Legislative Assembly on May 23rd that the Yukon's Liberal Government will fully staff the territory's Community Health Centres for this summer's tourist season. Considering it's now mid June, we wonder how that will happen. While Yukon Employees' Union, Community Nurses and all of us who drive the highways recognize the urgent need, there has been no action and nurses still work in dangerous circumstances.

Nurses often work alone in small highway communities where they must be available 24/7 for weeks at a time with no relief. We know these nurses must sometimes work late into the night and report for duty first thing in the morning, day after day. Nurses are routinely exposed to violence and threats on the job, and are more prone to make errors when there is little hope of rest. With no respite, the work is exhausting both physically and mentally.

Yukon's Nurses were promised support in the ratification of Letter of Understanding M, designed to provide a second full time nurse in the two communities most consistently affected, Beaver Creek and Destruction Bay. Although that LOU came into effect with the current Collective Agreement January 1 2016, to date no more nurses have been hired.

We, the undersigned, urge the Government of Yukon to honour its commitment and do what is needed to fully staff our Community Health Centres. This is urgent, and affects all Yukon residents as well as thousands of visitors who travel our highways each year.

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June 15
Petition has reached 100 signatures!
June 8
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  • Danica Wrench
    Danica Wrench Canada, Edmonton
    Jun 22, 2017
    Jun 22, 2017
    We've lived in Mayo and we get to see how brutally these nurses are treated. Many have families. It is not fair and not safe!!!
  • Anonymous
    Anonymous
    Jun 22, 2017
    Jun 22, 2017
    Its for everybody"s safety
  • Wanda Aschacher
    Wanda Aschacher Canada, Surrey
    Jun 20, 2017
    Jun 20, 2017
    It is an outrage that a petition needs to be signed to keep nurses and the community they serve safe!!
    Staff these nursing stations as promised.
  • Leziel Johnstone
    Leziel Johnstone Canada, Whitehorse
    Jun 20, 2017
    Jun 20, 2017
    Community nurses need to have rest to take care themselves so they can take care others and serve in community better. Nurses physical and mental health are compromise without the help that they need and not getting rest that human being need. They can only rest if have additional staffs helping them. It might be helpful to our community nurses if they rotate their shifts to have rest.
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  • 5 days ago
    Karen McNolty Canada
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    Meghan Gusnowski Canada
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    Charlene Smith Canada
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    Kelly Lemoine Canada
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    Danica Wrench Canada
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    Yukon Employees' Union Canada
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    Robert Stitt Canada
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    Sandra Dahl Canada
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    Wanda Aschacher Canada
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    Mike Spicer Canada
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    Chris McKay Canada
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    Leziel Johnstone Canada
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    Jack Bourassa Canada
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    Brendan Hubble Ireland
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    Richard Mueller Canada
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