The FIQ is delighted that the Ordre des infirmières et infirmiers du Québec (OIIQ) is now taking a public stance on the crisis derailing the health network; it is standing in solidarity with the healthcare professionals who are denouncing their work conditions and subsequent inability to provide quality care to the public. We questioned the OIIQ on several occasions about their stance on the safety of care, as it is an issue that directly concerns them. At a recent meeting, we had the opportunity to talk to the OIIQ about our solutions for solving problems in the network. So, today we salute the OIIQ for showing support for our safe healthcare professional-to-patient ratios project and for recognizing that ratios, like care team stability, will help to ensure safe, quality care.
We would like to take this opportunity to remind healthcare professionals that they can report situations, at any time, in which their practice conditions prevent them from providing safe care. All they need to do is fill out the FIQ’s Safe Staffing Form.