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# Nurse

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# England
Mother ‘completely trusted’ murder-accused nurse when she left ‘screaming’ son in her care
Lucy Letby, 32, is alleged to have murdered the infant with an injection of air into the bloodstream.
# Courts
Collapses of baby allegedly murdered by nurse came ‘out of the blue’, court in England hears
Lucy Letby denies the murders of seven babies and the attempted murders of 10 others between June 2015 and June 2016.
# lucy letby
Twins’ mother pleaded ‘Don’t let my baby die’, English nurse’s murder trial told
Lucy Letby is accused of the murders of seven babies and the attempted murders of 10 others at an English hospital
# Nurse
Nurse in the UK to go on trial charged with murder of seven babies
Lucy Letby will face charges that she murdered five boys and two girls between June 2015 and June 2016.
# West Midlands Police
Hospital staff member arrested in Birmingham on suspicion of poisoning infant who died
A 27-year-old woman was arrested last Thursday.
All time
# lucy letby
Nurse pleads not guilty to murdering eight babies in England
Lucy Letby, 31, entered not guilty pleas at Manchester Crown Court today.
# Murder
US nurse jailed for life over murder of seven veterans with fatal doses of insulin
Reta Mays, 46, pleaded guilty in July to the seven murders and attempted homicide of an eighth man.
# covid19
Life on a Covid ward: 'We were the last people some patients saw, but many died on their own'
Clinical Nurse Manager Bernie Waterhouse shared her experience of working on a Covid ward for the last ten months.
# Coronavirus
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.
# debunked
Debunked: No, this US nurse who fainted after her Covid-19 vaccine has not died
The nurse has said her fainting was not linked to the vaccine, but to a health condition she has.
# Chester crown court
Nurse (30) accused of murdering eight babies in England appears in court
Lucy Letby, aged 30, is alleged to have murdered five baby boys and three baby girls.
# Covid-19
99-year-old raises £12m for NHS and funds pour in for family of pregnant nurse who died
Captain Tom Moore, who will turn 100 later this month, is walking laps of his garden to raise money for healthcare workers.
# Covid-19
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.
# Australia
'A shining light': Tributes to Irish nurse killed by falling tree branch in Melbourne
The Donegal woman has been named locally as Mary Ellen Molloy.
# Hero
Nurse who saved unconscious bus driver describes 'frightening' ordeal for passengers
The nurse managed to stop the bus when it went out of control and then started CPR on the driver.
# outside the coombe
Nurses on strike: 'You can't go home after your shift and feel you've done a good job'
We spoke to nurses on the picket line at the Coombe maternity hospital.
# Industrial Dispute
'A major national emergency': Government called to resolve nurses' strike as 50,000 patients affected this week
Nurses across the country will be out on the picket lines outside hospitals and clinics today for the second day of strike action.
# niels hoegel
German nurse admits to killing 100 patients as trial opens
This is the biggest serial killing case in Germany’s post-war history.
# clontarf hospital
Concerns raised at Dublin hospital over suicidal man's attempt to take own life
Hospital workers acted to save the man’s life after discovering him in a staff pantry engaging in self-harm.
# Miracle
Irish nurse helps deliver baby boy on board rescue ship
The mother had been kidnapped in Libya and was subjected to regular beatings before she escaped.
# mobility
Living with Parkinson's in Ireland: 'If I was dependent on the HSE I wouldn't be able to move now'
There are 12,000 people in Ireland living with Parkinson’s disease and numbers are continuing to rise.
# new charges
Male nurse in Germany jailed for killing two patients 'murdered more than 100'
Police have consistently revised up their estimates of the number of victims.
# Alex Wubbels
Utah police officer fired after being caught on camera handcuffing and dragging nurse
A video went viral in August of Detective Jeff Payne handcuffing a nurse who refused to draw a patient’s blood.
# Utah
'Please sir, you're hurting me': Video shows nurse being arrested for refusing to take blood sample
Police ordered Alex Wubbels to take a blood sample from an unconscious patient, but she said that was against hospital policy.
# niels hoegel
Nurse jailed for killing two hospital patients 'murdered at least 90 people'
Police say that it is post-war Germany’s worst killing spree.
# Inquiry
Male nurse who contacted patient on Whatsapp and Facebook found guilty of professional misconduct
The nurse was also found guilty of non-compliance with the nurses’ professional code of conduct.
# Donegal
Nurse who took €100 from MS patient found guilty of professional misconduct
“I’m willing to change. I’m so dedicated to my job and I’m really patient-focused.”
# lauralynn
'I just want people to remember her': A mother's first Christmas without her little girl
Tara Curran said the family’s spirits were lifted when they received a special gift from hospice staff on Christmas Eve.
# Public Servants
'I'd have more money and less stress working in Aldi': Our new generation of frontline staff have had enough
We spoke to a garda, a nurse and a teacher who are just a couple of years into their careers – and already disenfranchised.
# quality of care
The 'pressure cooker' healthcare system and other reasons why nurses are travelling abroad
“There are better opportunities, there’s a greater respect for the nurse’s role, the work and pay conditions are better, and the lifestyle is freer.”
# proud
This woman had an excellent response to being called 'just a nurse'
“I have helped babies into the world, many of whom needed assistance to take their first breath, and yet I am just a nurse.”
# Ballot to strike
'We aren't nurses anymore: we are slaves' - Irish nurses explain why they've had enough
A post from a student nurse has gone viral for how it portrays the many difficulties of working in the Irish health sector.
# Denmark
Nurse gets life sentence for murdering three patients in Denmark
Christina Hansen was found guilty of administering overdoses of medication to three elderly patients.
# Out the door
Foreign hospitals are looking to hire Irish nurses this weekend
And the INMO says many are going to go.
# China
Bulldozers demolish part of hospital with patients still inside
No one was injured in the incident but bodies in the morgue were buried under rubble.
'It's my job to help the family plan and care for their dying children at home'
Anne Tan’s career changed after meeting two terminally ill children.
# Mystery
Something bizarre is happening to Ebola survivors that doctors are struggling to explain
Saying that a patient is “cured” of the virus doesn’t necessarily mean that it’s been completely eradicated from the body.
# Finland
Nurse jailed for raping 27 elderly patients
His victims were aged between 74 and 100 and some suffered from dementia or a physical disability.
# gill pharaoh
Nurse who didn't want to get older ends her life through euthanasia
75-year-old Gill Pharaoh spent her life as a palliative care nurse.
# vacancies
The HSE is trying to entice Irish nurses back home with promises of money and contracts
It is seeking to attract up to 500 people and it is hoped it will encourage Irish nurses working abroad to come home.