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#Midwives

# midwives - 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 Jan 17th 2021, 1:17 PM 46,126 Views 56 Comments

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

# midwives - 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 144,972 Views 173 Comments

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

# midwives - 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 15,057 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.

# midwives - 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 16,453 Views 42 Comments

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

# midwives - Friday 28 June, 2019

Nearly 300 health workers have been assaulted in Irish hospitals so far this year
# Hospital Attacks
# Hospital Attacks

Nearly 300 health workers have been assaulted in Irish hospitals so far this year

Jun 28th 2019, 12:05 AM 10,717 Views 38 Comments

Of the 279 assaults, 249 were on nurses and midwives.

# midwives - Thursday 2 May, 2019

Nurses and midwives vote to accept deal to end industrial dispute
# Nurses Strike
# Nurses Strike

Nurses and midwives vote to accept deal to end industrial dispute

May 2nd 2019, 4:19 PM 15,635 Views 33 Comments

Members of the INMO voted 62% in favour of accepting the proposals.

# midwives - Saturday 9 February, 2019

'This campaign has to succeed, it is our time': Tens of thousands march in support of nurses and midwives
# Strike
# Strike

'This campaign has to succeed, it is our time': Tens of thousands march in support of nurses and midwives

Updated Feb 9th 2019, 5:24 PM 71,244 Views 217 Comments

About 37,000 INMO members are engaging in strike action over pay and staffing levels.

Nurses, midwives and their supporters to march across Dublin today
# Strike
# Strike

Nurses, midwives and their supporters to march across Dublin today

Feb 9th 2019, 6:01 AM 40,261 Views 46 Comments

The strike is set to enter its third week as supporters gather at the Garden of Remembrance this afternoon.

# midwives - Thursday 7 February, 2019

Day three of nurses' strike: INMO denies that pay increases would lead to public sector 'free-for-all'
# Industrial Unrest
# Industrial Unrest

Day three of nurses' strike: INMO denies that pay increases would lead to public sector 'free-for-all'

Feb 7th 2019, 10:23 AM 15,372 Views 77 Comments

Three more strikes are due to take place next Tuesday Wednesday and Thursday.

# midwives - Tuesday 5 February, 2019

'We're just run off our feet': Nearly 40,000 nurses and midwives begin second day of strike action
# Nurses Strike
# Nurses Strike

'We're just run off our feet': Nearly 40,000 nurses and midwives begin second day of strike action

Feb 5th 2019, 10:46 AM 23,592 Views 138 Comments

Meanwhile, the HSE has said that 50,000 patients will be affected this week.

# midwives - Tuesday 29 January, 2019

'In one day I might care for a very ill woman and help resuscitate a baby - and there's no respect'
# Opinion
# Opinion

'In one day I might care for a very ill woman and help resuscitate a baby - and there's no respect'

Jan 29th 2019, 9:30 PM 19,357 Views 21 Comments

Midwives didn’t pick the job for the money, but they want their skills to get the same recognition as other healthcare professionals, Maeve Gaynor writes.

# midwives - Thursday 17 January, 2019

Donohoe thanks nurses for 'immense contribution' but says paying them more could lead to others seeking rises
# Strike
# Strike

Donohoe thanks nurses for 'immense contribution' but says paying them more could lead to others seeking rises

Jan 17th 2019, 8:08 AM 22,978 Views 105 Comments

Nurses are set to go on strike this month and next in a dispute over pay and conditions.

# midwives - Saturday 12 January, 2019

Poll: Do you support nurses and midwives going on strike?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Do you support nurses and midwives going on strike?

Jan 12th 2019, 9:45 AM 65,472 Views 179 Comments

They often have to work in very difficult circumstances.

# midwives - Wednesday 9 January, 2019

'Now I can see that there will be nobody nursing me unless we start paying a salary for the job we do'
# Nurses Strike
# Nurses Strike

'Now I can see that there will be nobody nursing me unless we start paying a salary for the job we do'

Jan 9th 2019, 12:05 AM 26,662 Views 99 Comments

The Irish Nurses and Midwives Organisation have announced a 24-hour strike for 30 January.

# midwives - Tuesday 8 January, 2019

Nurses and midwives are to go on strike for 24 hours on Wednesday 30 January
# Strike
# Strike

Nurses and midwives are to go on strike for 24 hours on Wednesday 30 January

Jan 8th 2019, 3:52 PM 56,028 Views 117 Comments

Further strike days will follow in February if the dispute goes unresolved, the INMO says.

'We've been brought to this': Nurses and midwives to announce strike action dates
# INMO
# INMO

'We've been brought to this': Nurses and midwives to announce strike action dates

Jan 8th 2019, 6:01 AM 23,330 Views 70 Comments

“The last thing the health service needs is a strike,” Health Minister Simon Harris said yesterday.

# midwives - Tuesday 25 December, 2018

'No one would choose to work on Christmas Day, but we're all in it together'
# Doctors And Nurses
# Doctors And Nurses

'No one would choose to work on Christmas Day, but we're all in it together'

Dec 25th 2018, 10:30 AM 21,351 Views 30 Comments

Doctors, nurses, midwives and others will be working across the country today and throughout the week.

# midwives - Wednesday 19 December, 2018

Poll: Do you support nurses and midwives in their vote for all-out strike action?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Do you support nurses and midwives in their vote for all-out strike action?

Dec 19th 2018, 8:34 AM 56,582 Views 112 Comments

The INMO is set to announce dates for the 24-hour stoppages in the new year.

# midwives - Tuesday 18 December, 2018

95% of nurses and midwives vote in favour of all-out strike action
# Industrial Action
# Industrial Action

95% of nurses and midwives vote in favour of all-out strike action

Dec 18th 2018, 12:04 PM 17,608 Views 42 Comments

The INMO said today that 95% of of its members had voted in favour of strike action.

# midwives - Tuesday 6 November, 2018

Nurses and midwives to vote on all-out strike action
# Strike
# Strike

Nurses and midwives to vote on all-out strike action

Nov 6th 2018, 3:15 PM 14,914 Views 69 Comments

If the ballot is passed, they will start with a 24-hour work stoppage and escalate their action the following week.

# midwives - Saturday 27 October, 2018

Agency nurses 'paid over €10,000 more a year than public staff'
# Equal Pay For Equal Work
# Equal Pay For Equal Work

Agency nurses 'paid over €10,000 more a year than public staff'

Oct 27th 2018, 2:56 PM 13,468 Views 42 Comments

The INMO said “the public sector simply isn’t offering the going rate for the job”.

# midwives - Tuesday 4 September, 2018

Ireland's pay rates are not pushing more nurses, midwives and doctors to work abroad - report
# Healthcare
# Healthcare

Ireland's pay rates are not pushing more nurses, midwives and doctors to work abroad - report

Sep 4th 2018, 6:08 PM 26,576 Views 75 Comments

The report said that there were issues around recruiting consultants with certain specialities in specific areas.

# midwives - Sunday 6 May, 2018

'There's a relentless focus on us in the media': Why it's so hard to retain midwives
# Staff Morale
# Staff Morale

'There's a relentless focus on us in the media': Why it's so hard to retain midwives

May 6th 2018, 4:00 PM 11,906 Views 0 Comments

At a recent conference, representatives from the maternity sector spoke about how negative media coverage affects morale.

# midwives - Friday 5 May, 2017

Simon Harris commits to giving graduating Irish student nurses full-time contracts
# Full Time Whistle
# Full Time Whistle

Simon Harris commits to giving graduating Irish student nurses full-time contracts

May 5th 2017, 6:25 PM 9,880 Views 35 Comments

Staffing and retention are two key issues that nearly led to industrial action in the nursing sector earlier this year.

# midwives - Friday 7 April, 2017

Crisis averted? 1,200 nurses and midwives to be hired by end of year
# Stable Condition
# Stable Condition

Crisis averted? 1,200 nurses and midwives to be hired by end of year

Apr 7th 2017, 10:59 PM 17,543 Views 45 Comments

Health Minister Simon Harris has said that the measures offer nurses and midwives “enhanced opportunities to advance their careers”.

# midwives - Wednesday 28 December, 2016

Irish nurses home for Christmas encouraged to attend HSE recruitment days
# Vacancies
# Vacancies

Irish nurses home for Christmas encouraged to attend HSE recruitment days

Dec 28th 2016, 6:15 AM 7,820 Views 17 Comments

Industrial action is looming in the new year as nurses claim they are understaffed and overworked.

# midwives - Tuesday 29 November, 2016

'Disillusioned and concerned': Midwives to start industrial action over staff shortages
# Call The Midwife
# Call The Midwife

'Disillusioned and concerned': Midwives to start industrial action over staff shortages

Nov 29th 2016, 5:32 PM 8,178 Views 11 Comments

They have voted in favour of action up to and including the complete withdrawal of labour.

# midwives - Friday 4 November, 2016

More unions line up to question Lansdowne Road as all-out industrial strife looms
# Trouble And Strike
# Trouble And Strike

More unions line up to question Lansdowne Road as all-out industrial strife looms

Nov 4th 2016, 6:02 PM 38,957 Views 200 Comments

Bodies representing thousands of workers are calling for talks following the offer made to gardaí.

# midwives - Saturday 12 March, 2016

'It's a disgrace some women can't get the support they need'
# Gestational Diabetes
# Gestational Diabetes

'It's a disgrace some women can't get the support they need'

Mar 12th 2016, 10:00 AM 18,686 Views 24 Comments

About 8,000 women in Ireland develop gestational diabetes every year.

# midwives - Monday 7 December, 2015

Trainee doctors say nurses and doctors bully them as they're shown the ropes
# Tough Environment
# Tough Environment

Trainee doctors say nurses and doctors bully them as they're shown the ropes

Dec 7th 2015, 3:05 PM 15,530 Views 15 Comments

A new report also found trainees who gained their medical qualification outside Ireland rated learning environments significantly more highly.

# midwives - Friday 21 August, 2015

Nurses slam HSE over 78 jobs left unfilled - all at just ONE Irish hospital
# No Progress
# No Progress

Nurses slam HSE over 78 jobs left unfilled - all at just ONE Irish hospital

Aug 21st 2015, 9:55 PM 25,127 Views 62 Comments

The INMO says Cork University Hospital continues to operate at almost full capacity.

# midwives - Thursday 23 July, 2015

The HSE is trying to entice Irish nurses back home with promises of money and contracts
# Vacancies
# Vacancies

The HSE is trying to entice Irish nurses back home with promises of money and contracts

Jul 23rd 2015, 7:36 AM 17,938 Views 56 Comments

It is seeking to attract up to 500 people and it is hoped it will encourage Irish nurses working abroad to come home.

# midwives - Sunday 24 May, 2015

'Ireland's maternity units are facing chronic and dangerous understaffing'
# Opinion
# Opinion

'Ireland's maternity units are facing chronic and dangerous understaffing'

May 24th 2015, 8:45 AM 459 Views 76 Comments

Maternity staff are being asked to deal with far, far more births than they can safely handle in hospitals up and down the country.

# midwives - Saturday 3 January, 2015

Varadkar: Nurses must sort out registration fee dispute amongst themselves
# Nmbi
# Nmbi

Varadkar: Nurses must sort out registration fee dispute amongst themselves

Jan 3rd 2015, 7:15 AM 12,828 Views 109 Comments

The Health Minister said he is monitoring the situation but can’t step in.

# midwives - Monday 29 December, 2014

INMO calls on nurses to boycott increased registration fee
# Not Happy
# Not Happy

INMO calls on nurses to boycott increased registration fee

Dec 29th 2014, 3:43 PM 10,421 Views 29 Comments

The Nurses and Midwifery Board of Ireland denied it has been ‘threatening’ members.

# midwives - Thursday 6 November, 2014

7,000 emergency department patients were on trolleys last month
# Overcrowding
# Overcrowding

7,000 emergency department patients were on trolleys last month

Nov 6th 2014, 3:06 PM 4,952 Views 27 Comments

The INMO said it is concerned about hospitals coping with the winter demand.

# midwives - Monday 3 November, 2014

'We're gravely concerned': Nurses at Naas Hospital to protest severe overcrowding
# Trolleys
# Trolleys

'We're gravely concerned': Nurses at Naas Hospital to protest severe overcrowding

Nov 3rd 2014, 5:38 PM 9,925 Views 10 Comments

INMO has said its members are “extremely worried at what lies ahead for the winter months”.

# midwives - Monday 13 October, 2014

Pics: NHS workers stage first strike in 32 years
# Pay Dispute
# Pay Dispute

Pics: NHS workers stage first strike in 32 years

Oct 13th 2014, 8:36 PM 6,365 Views 4 Comments

The strike follows a rejection by the government of an across-the-board pay rise for workers.

# midwives - Monday 29 September, 2014

Doctors to train like airline pilots in simulation centres
# Practice Makes Perfect
# Practice Makes Perfect

Doctors to train like airline pilots in simulation centres

Sep 29th 2014, 3:30 PM 7,849 Views 21 Comments

The centre will recreate real life clinical scenarios using simulation models.

'Overcrowded and clinically dangerous': Nurses criticise conditions at Mullingar hospital
# Midlands Regional
# Midlands Regional

'Overcrowded and clinically dangerous': Nurses criticise conditions at Mullingar hospital

Sep 29th 2014, 10:42 AM 7,159 Views 5 Comments

The Irish Nurses and Midwives Organisation has called on the HSE to immediately recruit more staff at MRHM.

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