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# healthcare-workers - Saturday 12 September, 2020

HSE set to face difficult task in reaching flu vaccination targets for healthcare staff

Rates of healthcare worker vaccine uptake, particularly in nursing homes, remain low.

# healthcare-workers - Tuesday 18 August, 2020

Dublin City Council introduces low-rate parking for healthcare staff as free street parking ended

500 parking spaces have been allocated for healthcare workers in city centre car parks.

# healthcare-workers - Tuesday 11 August, 2020

Dublin City Council ending free parking for healthcare workers near hospitals

Healthcare workers were not being charged to park in the vicinity of hospitals during the pandemic.

# healthcare-workers - Saturday 8 August, 2020

Be On Call For Ireland: Only 209 workers given role in health service while 1,600 remain in a 'pool' HSE

Be On Call For Ireland: Only 209 workers given role in health service while 1,600 remain in a 'pool'

Sinn Féin’s David Cullinane said that those who applied did so “in good faith” and that these staff will be needed ahead of the winter season.

# healthcare-workers - Friday 12 June, 2020

88% of healthcare workers with Covid-19 got the virus at work

The INMO wants Covid-19 to be classed as a personal injury under health and safety legislation.

# healthcare-workers - Monday 1 June, 2020

Healthcare staff 'considered immune' for three months after recovering from Covid-19 HSE

Healthcare staff 'considered immune' for three months after recovering from Covid-19

Guidance regarding immunity and healthcare workers was compiled by the HSE.

# healthcare-workers - Thursday 14 May, 2020

Childcare for healthcare workers - how a promised scheme failed to materialse

The government announced that a childcare scheme for healthcare workers had to be scrapped.

# healthcare-workers - Wednesday 13 May, 2020

Childcare scheme for healthcare workers scrapped after only six providers apply

The scheme was launched last week and was due to begin on Monday.

# healthcare-workers - Thursday 7 May, 2020

Simon Harris thanks 160 healthcare workers who live in Direct Provision

There have been 164 confirmed cases of Covid-19 among residents in Direct Provision centres to date.

# healthcare-workers - Wednesday 6 May, 2020

Healthcare workers to pay €90 for childcare each week under latest government plan

Trade union Fórsa has requested more information on what the plan entails.

# healthcare-workers - Thursday 30 April, 2020

Frontline healthcare workers could have childcare provided in their homes

Dr Tony Holohan wrote to Simon Harris about the potential for “registered childcare workers [to] provide support” in a healthcare worker’s home.

HSE reverses position on pregnant staff following trade union pressure

The HSE had initially said that pregnant staff were safe to work with Covid-19 patients.

# healthcare-workers - Tuesday 28 April, 2020

HSE tells unions that where healthcare workers can't secure childcare, they can remain at home with pay

Previous proposals to support healthcare workers with childcare provision had been described as inadequate by unions.

# healthcare-workers - Friday 24 April, 2020

Five healthcare workers have died of coronavirus, says Department of Health

It is the first time that the number of fatalities of frontline workers have been confirmed.

# healthcare-workers - Wednesday 22 April, 2020

Paid leave to be given to public-sector partners of healthcare workers to help with childcare needs

Varadkar said that other childcare proposals are being considered for after 5 May.

# healthcare-workers - Friday 3 April, 2020

HSE says some of the PPE flown in from China is 'not appropriate for use'

The Irish government has spent over €200 million on PPE from countries such as China.

# healthcare-workers - Wednesday 1 April, 2020 is helping provide free accommodation for doctors and nurses battling the Covid-19 pandemic

It’s expected that a feature allowing doctors and nurses to self-isolate outside of hospitals will be live by next week.

# healthcare-workers - Wednesday 25 March, 2020

Healthcare workers still paying for hospital parking despite HSE order to waive all fees

Last Thursday, the HSE confirmed that parking charges for staff in hospitals and healthcare facilities are to be immediately suspended.

# healthcare-workers - Thursday 19 March, 2020

HSE instructs hospital and healthcare facilities to immediately suspend parking charges for staff

There have been a number of reports in recent days of healthcare workers at hospitals having their cars clamped while they were working overtime.

# healthcare-workers - Thursday 20 June, 2019

'We're the people behind the scenes never taken into account': Healthcare workers on why they're prepared to strike

A strike to be held today was called off yesterday evening.

# healthcare-workers - Wednesday 16 April, 2014

1 in 4 HSE general support workers are smokers

A new report found a huge decrease in the numbers of nurses smoking.

# healthcare-workers - Tuesday 16 July, 2013

Nurses and midwives: The HSE is breaking minimum wage law

The INMO said that interns are being asked to increase their hours while only being paid 50 per cent of the staff rate of pay.

# healthcare-workers - Saturday 9 February, 2013

In pictures: today's ICTU protest marches across the country ICTU This post contains images

In pictures: today's ICTU protest marches across the country

Large numbers turned out in cities and towns across the country, with a crowd of 25,000 people confirmed in Dublin alone.

# healthcare-workers - Wednesday 14 November, 2012

One third of doctors don't wash their hands between patients - report

An audit by the HSE shows the Mater private hospital in Dublin had the highest rate of compliance with hand hygiene.