Victorian Order of Nurses closes programs in Saskatchewan

The Victorian Order of Nurses says it's shutting down its operations in Saskatchewan.

12 positions affected in Regina, Saskatoon, Prince Albert

A member of the Victorian Order of Nurses treats a patient in his home. (Library and Archives Canada/Chris Lund)

The Victorian Order of Nurses says it's shutting down its operations in Saskatchewan.

The charitable organization is also closing programs in Alberta, Manitoba, New Brunswick, P.E.I. and Newfoundland and Labrador as part of a major restructuring announced on Wednesday.

In Saskatchewan, about a dozen employees will be affected, including three full-time employees, and nine part-timers and casuals.

The organization, which has had a presence in Saskatchewan since 1898, operates programs in Saskatoon, Regina and Prince Albert.

The programs being closed include foot care clinics, seasonal workplace flu programs and clinics and a pharmaceutical support program.

The organization says 352 of 6,446 positions across Canada are affected by the cuts.

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