Ontario is making the right choice to direct precious health dollars towards frontline patient care by creating over 900 new nursing positions this year.
These new nursing positions will help patients throughout the health care system - in home care and community care, primary health care, hospitals, long-term care homes and mental health care programs in schools.
Among the new nursing positions are:
Through its Nursing Strategy, the government is improving the recruitment, retention and distribution of nurses throughout the province.
The creation of more nursing positions to ensure the right care, at the right time, in the right place is part of the McGuinty government's Action Plan for Health Care and builds upon the gains made in health care since 2003.