Debbie Forward will continue to lead nurses in Newfoundland and Labrador until at least the end of 2017.
NLNU President Debbie Forward
The president of the Newfoundland and Labrador Nurses’ Union (NLNU) retained that position this past week by acclamation. It will be her eighth-consecutive term as the union’s president.
“I’m honoured to have the support of registered nurses and I am pleased to continue advocating for members in this important leadership role within NLNU,” said Forward in a news release. “On behalf of the union, I’m ready to meet the challenges that lie ahead and explore all opportunities to support registered nurses as they are essential to providing quality health care in our province.”
Forward identified safety, workload, and the protection and promotion of the registered nurse’s role in health care as priority items for the union.
“Staying connected to registered nurses working on the frontline remains our priority as it gives us a clear picture of the issues and provides direction as we work with employers and government to improve health care for both providers and their patients.”
The NLNU represents over 5,700 registered nurses across the province. Forward’s eighth term begins Jan. 1, 2015.