New Ontario PC Leader Looks Forward to Working Collaboratively with Nurses

Published on May 15, 2015

QUEEN’S PARK – Ontario PC Leader Patrick Brown today visited The Hospital for Sick Children (SickKids) and met with some of their nurses, as part of Ontario Nursing Week.  “The nursing profession is the part of our health care system that holds everything together.  We need to make sure that all of the key parts of this system are linked – and don’t operate in silos.  And it’s the involvement of nurses that will help prevent the silos from existing in the future,” Brown told the nurses.

Brown stated that he believed that it is only if we collaborate and consult with front line health care workers such as nurses that Ontario will be able to develop a more sustainable health care system in the future.  “In my new role, I look forward to continuing to work with the nursing profession to develop the most effective solutions to the challenges we all face when dealing with Ontario’s health care system,” he said.

During his visit to Sick Kids, Brown was joined by Laurie Scott, Ontario PC MPP for Haliburton-Kawartha Lakes-Brock who is a trained nurse, as well as Marilyn Monk, SickKids Executive Vice President, Clinical, Pam Hubley, SickKids Chief of Professional Practice & Nursing, and Karen Kinnear, SickKids Vice-President, Clinical, among others.