Support for nurses affected by wildfires

United Nurses of Alberta is deeply concerned by the emergency caused by wildfires in a number of Alberta communities and we stand ready to do everything we can to support nurses as they provide the best patient care possible under the dangerous circumstances.

The well-being of nurses and their patients is UNA’s top priority. UNA encourages nurses affected by the wildfires to seek assistance through their employer provided supports.

Alberta Health Services has published a Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) document for employees impacted by the wildfire evacuations.

The AHS Employee and Family Assistance Program (EFAP) is a free and confidential service available 24/7 to support employees and their families. Please visit or call 1-877-273-3134 for support. They offer Crisis Management Services, EFAP Counselling Services, Life Smart Services and more.

Nurses who have been evacuated and need immediate assistance, phone 911. For non-emergency health advice, including information on your healthcare options, call Health Link at 811. Experiencing an evacuation can be stressful and overwhelming. If you need to talk, call the Mental Health Help Line at 1-877-303-2642 or Health Link at 811.

UNA members with any questions or concerns about how this ongoing situation is impacting their workplace should contact their UNA local executive or Labour Relations Officer at 1-800-252-9394.