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Poll: Should frontline healthcare workers receive some compensation for their work during the pandemic?
The Irish Nurses and Midwives Organisation will call for the measure before an Oireachtas committee this morning.
Healthcare workers still in need of first vaccine dose to remain waiting until February
Current supply is being used to provide second doses to those who have already received their first dose.
'She doesn't get paid for that': Dáil told of student nurse whose patient's toe 'came off in his sock'
Health Minister Stephen Donnelly has been accused of gaslighting student nurses.
Student nurses 'frustrated' at 'last-minute decision' to redeploy teaching nurses to help with Covid-19 surge
Clinical placements for most student nurses and midwives – due to start tomorrow – have been suspended.
'The system is overloaded': Nurses call for upgraded PPE and fully nationalised private hospital capacity
The INMO has also suggested a partial reopening of schools to take the pressure of healthcare workers with school-aged children.
INMO calls for 'critical emergency' protocols to be implemented across health service
The INMO is also calling on the HSE to improve daily communications with staff.
Further restrictions not ruled out, says Varadkar as hospitals under 'extreme pressure'
Ireland’s 14-day incidence rate is now at 381.6 per 100,000 people.
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
Over 53,000 patients went without beds in Irish hospitals in 2020, INMO says
The organisation said hospital overcrowding is “unacceptable at the best of times, but it is doubly so when dealing with a contagious virus”.
Cabinet to meet as number of confirmed Covid-19 cases in Irish hospitals hits seven-month high
Stephen Donnelly said ministers will consider current Level 5 restrictions in light of the data.
Student nurses agree to 'guarded engagement' with review on pay and conditions proposed by government
The INMO said student nurses and midwives had “rightly given a cautious response” to the proposed reviews.
Nurses made up 3% of all new Covid-19 cases in Ireland, INMO says
61 nurses contracted the virus in the most recent week for which figures are available.
Government voting against motion to pay student nurses described as 'betrayal'
The Solidarity-People Before Profit (PBP) motion was defeated by 77 votes to 72.
INMO calls for isolation period for Covid-positive healthcare workers to be increased
Nurses account for almost a third of all healthcare worker cases of Covid-19.
50 nurses in each of the last two weeks have contracted Covid-19 - INMO
Phil Ni Sheaghdha says PPE has improved but greater supports are needed.
Under-staffing issues in health service 'exacerbated by Covid-19 absences'
The INMO will appear at the Dáil’s health committee today.
INMO demands 'major staffing boost' to combat Covid-19
The demands were made at the organisation’s annual conference.
INMO backs decision to publish ethnicity data for healthcare workers who contract Covid-19
Data from the UK suggests that BAME healthcare workers were more likely to die from Covid-19.
Here's What Happened Today: Sunday
Catch up on all that made the headlines.
'We're sleepwalking back to mass overcrowding': 221 patients on trolleys in Irish hospitals
The INMO has warned that overcrowding and Covid-19 make for a ‘toxic combination’.
'To the four nurses in Ireland...RIP': The Covid-19 Twitter claim that made it to the national airwaves
The story behind one of the most infamous myths of the pandemic.
Nurse who was hospitalised with Covid-19 criticises low staffing and says she was 'extremely burned out'
The INMO said that it would be “inhumane” to not increase healthcare staff ahead of a second Covid-19 wave.
FactCheck: Does Ireland have the highest Covid-19 infection rate for healthcare workers in the world?
The claim was made by INMO General Secretary, Phil Ní Sheaghdha.
'An absolute scandal': Ireland has the highest Covid infection rate for healthcare workers in the world, committee told
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
Operators said additional staff will be needed to manage the extra Covid-19 health and safety requirements.
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.
Taking over private hospitals during the Covid-19 crisis will cost roughly €300 million
‘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.
'Something is going wrong on the frontlines': Union demands urgent inquiry into healthcare worker infection rates
7,943 healthcare workers have tested positive for the virus so far.
All nursing graduates to be guaranteed jobs amid Covid-19 crisis
In a letter, the HSE informed nursing interns that they would all be guaranteed a job.
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.
'Surprisingly old-fashioned': Union says government childcare offer 'does nothing' for vast majority of nurses
The INMO pointed out that many of its members are lone parents or have partners who are also working on the frontline.
New guidance extends use of face masks among healthcare workers
The move has been welcomed by the INMO.
Almost one in ten diagnosed cases of Covid-19 in Ireland are nurses
According to the INMO, Ireland faces one of the highest rates of diagnosed healthcare worker infection in Europe.
Tracked: How HSE advice to healthcare workers has shifted during the Covid-19 crisis
From pregnancy to isolation, advice to staff has changed significantly since January.
New WHO report warns that there is a global shortage of nurses
The study was compiled before Covid-19 and calls for greater investment in nursing.
INMO set to meet health officials to discuss proposed shared accommodation for healthcare staff
The union said that it hadn’t yet been consulted on the proposal.
INMO calls on HSE to pay student nurses and midwives during Covid-19 outbreak
Hundreds of student nurses are set to begin their unpaid work placements this month.
Council to implement identification system for healthcare worker vehicles to prevent clamping
There have been a number of reports in recent days of healthcare workers at hospitals having their cars clamped while they were working overtime.
HSE 'lifts recruitment freeze on nurses' amid concerns of Covid-19 threat to health service
A representative of nurses in Ireland said that not cancelling St Patrick’s Day “puts too much strain on our public health service”.
Dr Anthony O'Connor: History matters, but the record numbers on trolleys should trump commemoration debates
Why are we fighting the battles of the past rather than honouring the ideals of the Republic?
'I'm exhausted': Frustration in the Mater Hospital's 'rammed' Emergency Department
The Mater was the hospital with the highest number of patients on trolleys in Dublin yesterday morning, according to the INMO.