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# inmo - Sunday 17 January, 2021

Student nurses 'frustrated' at 'last-minute decision' to redeploy teaching nurses to help with Covid-19 surge
# Coronavirus
# Coronavirus

Student nurses 'frustrated' at 'last-minute decision' to redeploy teaching nurses to help with Covid-19 surge

Updated Sun 1:17 PM 45,818 Views 56 Comments

Clinical placements for most student nurses and midwives – due to start tomorrow – have been suspended.

# inmo - Wednesday 13 January, 2021

'The system is overloaded': Nurses call for upgraded PPE and fully nationalised private hospital capacity
# Covid19
# Covid19

'The system is overloaded': Nurses call for upgraded PPE and fully nationalised private hospital capacity

Jan 13th 2021, 5:12 PM 21,832 Views 25 Comments

The INMO has also suggested a partial reopening of schools to take the pressure of healthcare workers with school-aged children.

# inmo - Friday 8 January, 2021

INMO calls for 'critical emergency' protocols to be implemented across health service
# Third Wave
# Third Wave

INMO calls for 'critical emergency' protocols to be implemented across health service

Jan 8th 2021, 6:25 PM 17,483 Views 10 Comments

The INMO is also calling on the HSE to improve daily communications with staff.

# inmo - Sunday 3 January, 2021

Further restrictions not ruled out, says Varadkar as hospitals under 'extreme pressure'
# INMO
# INMO

Further restrictions not ruled out, says Varadkar as hospitals under 'extreme pressure'

Updated Jan 3rd 2021, 1:16 PM 136,267 Views 201 Comments
  • Tánaiste says there is a strong case for leaving current restrictions in place until those most at risk are vaccinated
  • There are now 673 patients with Covid-19 being treated in hospital
  • Dr Colm Henry estimates hospitalisation levels of 1,300 or more by the end of January
  • Over 100 nurses are out of work for covid-related reasons at Cork University Hospital

# inmo - Thursday 31 December, 2020

Over 53,000 patients went without beds in Irish hospitals in 2020, INMO says
# Trolleys
# Trolleys

Over 53,000 patients went without beds in Irish hospitals in 2020, INMO says

Dec 31st 2020, 2:28 PM 10,404 Views 36 Comments

The organisation said hospital overcrowding is “unacceptable at the best of times, but it is doubly so when dealing with a contagious virus”.

# inmo - Tuesday 29 December, 2020

Cabinet to meet as number of confirmed Covid-19 cases in Irish hospitals hits seven-month high
# Hospital Admissions
# Hospital Admissions

Cabinet to meet as number of confirmed Covid-19 cases in Irish hospitals hits seven-month high

Dec 29th 2020, 1:48 PM 76,643 Views 89 Comments

Stephen Donnelly said ministers will consider current Level 5 restrictions in light of the data.

# inmo - Wednesday 16 December, 2020

Student nurses agree to 'guarded engagement' with review on pay and conditions proposed by government
# INMO
# INMO

Student nurses agree to 'guarded engagement' with review on pay and conditions proposed by government

Dec 16th 2020, 9:18 PM 8,598 Views 4 Comments

The INMO said student nurses and midwives had “rightly given a cautious response” to the proposed reviews.

# inmo - Tuesday 15 December, 2020

Nurses made up 3% of all new Covid-19 cases in Ireland, INMO says
# Healthcare Workers
# Healthcare Workers

Nurses made up 3% of all new Covid-19 cases in Ireland, INMO says

Dec 15th 2020, 10:34 AM 10,249 Views 6 Comments

61 nurses contracted the virus in the most recent week for which figures are available.

# inmo - Thursday 3 December, 2020

Government voting against motion to pay student nurses described as 'betrayal'
# Covid-19
# Covid-19

Government voting against motion to pay student nurses described as 'betrayal'

Dec 3rd 2020, 8:56 AM 67,459 Views 167 Comments

The Solidarity-People Before Profit (PBP) motion was defeated by 77 votes to 72.

# inmo - Monday 30 November, 2020

INMO calls for isolation period for Covid-positive healthcare workers to be increased
# Nurses
# Nurses

INMO calls for isolation period for Covid-positive healthcare workers to be increased

Nov 30th 2020, 3:22 PM 18,710 Views 5 Comments

Nurses account for almost a third of all healthcare worker cases of Covid-19.

# inmo - Wednesday 21 October, 2020

50 nurses in each of the last two weeks have contracted Covid-19 - INMO
# Frontline
# Frontline

50 nurses in each of the last two weeks have contracted Covid-19 - INMO

Oct 21st 2020, 2:08 PM 30,078 Views 30 Comments

Phil Ni Sheaghdha says PPE has improved but greater supports are needed.

Under-staffing issues in health service 'exacerbated by Covid-19 absences'
# Healthcare
# Healthcare

Under-staffing issues in health service 'exacerbated by Covid-19 absences'

Oct 21st 2020, 6:15 AM 13,125 Views 11 Comments

The INMO will appear at the Dáil’s health committee today.

# inmo - Friday 9 October, 2020

INMO demands 'major staffing boost' to combat Covid-19
# Appeal
# Appeal

INMO demands 'major staffing boost' to combat Covid-19

Oct 9th 2020, 7:15 PM 21,365 Views 19 Comments

The demands were made at the organisation’s annual conference.

# inmo - Sunday 27 September, 2020

INMO backs decision to publish ethnicity data for healthcare workers who contract Covid-19
# HSE
# HSE

INMO backs decision to publish ethnicity data for healthcare workers who contract Covid-19

Sep 27th 2020, 7:15 AM 19,301 Views 8 Comments

Data from the UK suggests that BAME healthcare workers were more likely to die from Covid-19.

# inmo - Sunday 6 September, 2020

Here's What Happened Today: Sunday
# News Fix
# News Fix

Here's What Happened Today: Sunday

Sep 6th 2020, 7:57 PM 22,188 Views 0 Comments

Catch up on all that made the headlines.

# inmo - Wednesday 2 September, 2020

'We're sleepwalking back to mass overcrowding': 221 patients on trolleys in Irish hospitals
# Winter Plan
# Winter Plan

'We're sleepwalking back to mass overcrowding': 221 patients on trolleys in Irish hospitals

Sep 2nd 2020, 5:08 PM 24,649 Views 27 Comments

The INMO has warned that overcrowding and Covid-19 make for a ‘toxic combination’.

# inmo - Saturday 15 August, 2020

'To the four nurses in Ireland...RIP': The Covid-19 Twitter claim that made it to the national airwaves
# Misinformation
# Misinformation

'To the four nurses in Ireland...RIP': The Covid-19 Twitter claim that made it to the national airwaves

Aug 15th 2020, 12:03 AM 64,279 Views 26 Comments

The story behind one of the most infamous myths of the pandemic.

# inmo - Tuesday 21 July, 2020

Nurse who was hospitalised with Covid-19 criticises low staffing and says she was 'extremely burned out'
# Dáil Covid Committee
# Dáil Covid Committee

Nurse who was hospitalised with Covid-19 criticises low staffing and says she was 'extremely burned out'

Updated Jul 21st 2020, 11:30 AM 71,014 Views 60 Comments

The INMO said that it would be “inhumane” to not increase healthcare staff ahead of a second Covid-19 wave.

# inmo - Thursday 25 June, 2020

FactCheck: Does Ireland have the highest Covid-19 infection rate for healthcare workers in the world?
# INMO
# INMO

FactCheck: Does Ireland have the highest Covid-19 infection rate for healthcare workers in the world?

Jun 25th 2020, 6:00 AM 32,008 Views 44 Comments

The claim was made by INMO General Secretary, Phil Ní Sheaghdha.

# inmo - Tuesday 23 June, 2020

'An absolute scandal': Ireland has the highest Covid infection rate for healthcare workers in the world, committee told
# FRONTLINE WORKERS
# FRONTLINE WORKERS

'An absolute scandal': Ireland has the highest Covid infection rate for healthcare workers in the world, committee told

Updated Jun 23rd 2020, 10:10 PM 144,875 Views 173 Comments

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar this evening suggested that the figures provided by the INMO were wrong.

Childcare providers warn of reduced capacity and need for longterm financial support
# Childcare
# Childcare

Childcare providers warn of reduced capacity and need for longterm financial support

Updated Jun 23rd 2020, 4:45 PM 19,570 Views 25 Comments

Operators said additional staff will be needed to manage the extra Covid-19 health and safety requirements.

# inmo - Friday 12 June, 2020

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

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

Jun 12th 2020, 11:14 AM 16,395 Views 23 Comments

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

# inmo - Tuesday 2 June, 2020

Taking over private hospitals during the Covid-19 crisis will cost roughly €300 million
# Covid Committee
# Covid Committee

Taking over private hospitals during the Covid-19 crisis will cost roughly €300 million

Updated Jun 2nd 2020, 3:03 PM 25,119 Views 40 Comments

‘A fire alarm went off and we sent four fire tenders, and people are saying now we should only have sent three,’ the secretary general said.

# inmo - Saturday 30 May, 2020

'Something is going wrong on the frontlines': Union demands urgent inquiry into healthcare worker infection rates
# Coronavirus
# Coronavirus

'Something is going wrong on the frontlines': Union demands urgent inquiry into healthcare worker infection rates

May 30th 2020, 11:24 AM 73,464 Views 82 Comments

7,943 healthcare workers have tested positive for the virus so far.

# inmo - Friday 29 May, 2020

All nursing graduates to be guaranteed jobs amid Covid-19 crisis
# HSE
# HSE

All nursing graduates to be guaranteed jobs amid Covid-19 crisis

May 29th 2020, 6:10 AM 8,966 Views 10 Comments

In a letter, the HSE informed nursing interns that they would all be guaranteed a job.

# inmo - Thursday 14 May, 2020

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

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

May 14th 2020, 1:31 PM 10,028 Views 14 Comments

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

# inmo - Thursday 23 April, 2020

'Surprisingly old-fashioned': Union says government childcare offer 'does nothing' for vast majority of nurses
# Covid19
# Covid19

'Surprisingly old-fashioned': Union says government childcare offer 'does nothing' for vast majority of nurses

Apr 23rd 2020, 6:20 AM 15,049 Views 30 Comments

The INMO pointed out that many of its members are lone parents or have partners who are also working on the frontline.

# inmo - Wednesday 22 April, 2020

New guidance extends use of face masks among healthcare workers
# HSE
# HSE

New guidance extends use of face masks among healthcare workers

Updated Apr 22nd 2020, 1:35 PM 42,659 Views 70 Comments

The move has been welcomed by the INMO.

# inmo - Friday 17 April, 2020

Almost one in ten diagnosed cases of Covid-19 in Ireland are nurses
# INMO
# INMO

Almost one in ten diagnosed cases of Covid-19 in Ireland are nurses

Apr 17th 2020, 2:28 PM 31,246 Views 54 Comments

According to the INMO, Ireland faces one of the highest rates of diagnosed healthcare worker infection in Europe.

# inmo - Sunday 12 April, 2020

Tracked: How HSE advice to healthcare workers has shifted during the Covid-19 crisis
# Coronavirus
# Coronavirus

Tracked: How HSE advice to healthcare workers has shifted during the Covid-19 crisis

Apr 12th 2020, 12:05 AM 57,058 Views 37 Comments

From pregnancy to isolation, advice to staff has changed significantly since January.

# inmo - Wednesday 8 April, 2020

New WHO report warns that there is a global shortage of nurses
# Warning
# Warning

New WHO report warns that there is a global shortage of nurses

Apr 8th 2020, 11:52 AM 14,893 Views 39 Comments

The study was compiled before Covid-19 and calls for greater investment in nursing.

# inmo - Wednesday 1 April, 2020

INMO set to meet health officials to discuss proposed shared accommodation for healthcare staff
# Coronavirus
# Coronavirus

INMO set to meet health officials to discuss proposed shared accommodation for healthcare staff

Apr 1st 2020, 11:15 AM 15,241 Views 15 Comments

The union said that it hadn’t yet been consulted on the proposal.

# inmo - Tuesday 24 March, 2020

INMO calls on HSE to pay student nurses and midwives during Covid-19 outbreak
# Coronavirus
# Coronavirus

INMO calls on HSE to pay student nurses and midwives during Covid-19 outbreak

Mar 24th 2020, 11:17 AM 16,437 Views 42 Comments

Hundreds of student nurses are set to begin their unpaid work placements this month.

# inmo - Wednesday 18 March, 2020

Council to implement identification system for healthcare worker vehicles to prevent clamping
# Covid-19
# Covid-19

Council to implement identification system for healthcare worker vehicles to prevent clamping

Updated Mar 18th 2020, 5:39 PM 35,158 Views 49 Comments

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

# inmo - Saturday 7 March, 2020

HSE 'lifts recruitment freeze on nurses' amid concerns of Covid-19 threat to health service
# Coronavirus
# Coronavirus

HSE 'lifts recruitment freeze on nurses' amid concerns of Covid-19 threat to health service

Mar 7th 2020, 2:02 PM 46,453 Views 100 Comments

A representative of nurses in Ireland said that not cancelling St Patrick’s Day “puts too much strain on our public health service”.

# inmo - Wednesday 8 January, 2020

Dr Anthony O'Connor: History matters, but the record numbers on trolleys should trump commemoration debates
# Opinion
# Opinion

Dr Anthony O'Connor: History matters, but the record numbers on trolleys should trump commemoration debates

Jan 8th 2020, 4:55 PM 17,889 Views 32 Comments

Why are we fighting the battles of the past rather than honouring the ideals of the Republic?

# inmo - Tuesday 7 January, 2020

'I'm exhausted': Frustration in the Mater Hospital's 'rammed' Emergency Department
# Overcrowding
# Overcrowding

'I'm exhausted': Frustration in the Mater Hospital's 'rammed' Emergency Department

Jan 7th 2020, 12:05 AM 26,024 Views 33 Comments

The Mater was the hospital with the highest number of patients on trolleys in Dublin yesterday morning, according to the INMO.

# inmo - Monday 6 January, 2020

It's the worst ever day for trolley overcrowding in Irish hospitals since records began, INMO says
# Health Service
# Health Service

It's the worst ever day for trolley overcrowding in Irish hospitals since records began, INMO says

Jan 6th 2020, 10:37 AM 12,995 Views 55 Comments

There were 92 patients waiting for a bed at University Hospital Limerick, alone.

Overcrowding in Cork hospitals leads to cancellation of some surgeries
# Flu Season
# Flu Season

Overcrowding in Cork hospitals leads to cancellation of some surgeries

Jan 6th 2020, 8:46 AM 6,110 Views 7 Comments

The overcrowding has been made worse by flu season, according to the HSE.

# inmo - Thursday 2 January, 2020

HSE can't 'willy-nilly' hire whoever they want, Harris says
# Overcrowding
# Overcrowding

HSE can't 'willy-nilly' hire whoever they want, Harris says

Jan 2nd 2020, 11:45 AM 22,598 Views 30 Comments

The government has repeatedly said a recruitment freeze is not in operation.

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