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# nurses - Friday 16 November, 2018

Opinion: 'An enormous burden falls on the shoulders of our nurses in Ireland'

Our healthcare system in Ireland needs our nurses more than ever but measuring their performance has not been a priority, says former INMO General Secretary Liam Doran.

# nurses - Wednesday 7 November, 2018

Varadkar doubles down on comments about medics not taking holidays over new year period

The Taoiseach said he didn’t understand why the comments were deemed controversial, as services must attempt to meet demand.

# nurses - Tuesday 6 November, 2018

Nurses and midwives to vote on all-out strike action

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

# nurses - Saturday 27 October, 2018

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

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

# nurses - Tuesday 4 September, 2018

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

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

# nurses - Tuesday 26 June, 2018

HSE spends nearly €1m a day paying agency nurses and doctors

Every day, the HSE spends over €800,000 on agency staff.

Where and when: Almost 10,000 assaults on HSE staff in past 10 years

Assaults on nursing staff made up the vast majority of these, accounting for 70% with 6,964 assaults.

# nurses - Thursday 29 March, 2018

'Record-breaking month': Over 10,000 patients were on trolleys during March

Today there were 485 patients on trolleys with 338 in emergency departments and a further 147 on wards.

# nurses - Tuesday 16 January, 2018

'It should be nipped in the bud': UK hospitals 'aggressively recruiting' Irish nurses

The Irish Nurses and Midwives Organisation said that the issue is a serious one for hospitals.

# nurses - Tuesday 9 January, 2018

Poll: Should it be mandatory for health professionals to get the flu jab? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Should it be mandatory for health professionals to get the flu jab?

Just one in three nurses have received the vaccination.

Just one third of hospital nurses have had the flu jab despite raffles and free coffee incentives

The HSE ran a campaign over the last few months to encourage healthcare workers to get the vaccine.

# nurses - Monday 11 December, 2017

Majority of patients wait longer than six hours in an emergency department to be seen by a doctor

The results of the first ever National Patient Experience Survey show that long waiting times continue to be a problem in Irish hospitals.

# nurses - Sunday 29 October, 2017

Irish hospitals spending hundreds of thousands on overseas recruitment while US nurses turned away

If the Health Minister plans to keep his commitment on hiring new nurses, he has until the end of the year to hire 1,196 nurses.

# nurses - Sunday 22 October, 2017

Why aren't people taking up jobs as nurses, doctors and soldiers? The government plans to find out

The Public Pay Commission is to examine what are the main reasons for the recruitment and retention of staff in some sectors.

# nurses - Friday 13 October, 2017

'Totally unacceptable': Two people spend night on chairs in mental health unit

The Psychiatric Nurses Association has said the situation is intolerable for patients and upsetting for staff.

# nurses - Tuesday 10 October, 2017

Doctors say health budget will do little to improve 'overcrowded death zone' hospitals

Paschal Donohoe said health spending is already at record levels but is being increased because the area “needs improvement”.

# nurses - Tuesday 3 October, 2017

Poll: Would you ask your doctor if they had gotten the flu vaccine? What You Preach This post contains a poll

Poll: Would you ask your doctor if they had gotten the flu vaccine?

Uptake of the vaccine among medical workers in Ireland is “appallingly low” according to Health Minister Simon Harris.

# nurses - Sunday 3 September, 2017

'Ireland's nursing crisis could be eclipsed if US nurses weren't being denied access to work here'

US nurses who are being denied access to work here can’t find the adaptation courses they’re being told to take.

# nurses - Tuesday 8 August, 2017

'I want nurses to go back to conventional nursing - that's what drives me every day'

As part of our weekly Startup Spotlight we profile CliniShift.

# nurses - Monday 12 June, 2017

There's been a 96% drop in EU nurses going to work in the UK since Brexit

Last July, 1,304 nurses from the EU registered in the UK but only 46 registered this April.

# nurses - Tuesday 23 May, 2017

Minister insists no child will lose mental health place after 'indefensible' closure of beds

Fianna Fáil and Sinn Féin urged the government to intervene.

# nurses - Friday 12 May, 2017

Following chocolate comments, HSE says 'incentives' have helped vaccination rate rise 50%

“Vaccine hesitancy is increasingly becoming a major issue,” a HSE spokesperson said.

# nurses - Thursday 11 May, 2017

Chocolate could encourage nurses to get flu vaccine, committee hears

There was a discussion around what is causing a mistrust of vaccines, which have eradicated many diseases in Ireland.

# nurses - Wednesday 3 May, 2017

These are the most overcrowded hospitals in the country

There’s been an improvement in Dublin, but things are getting worse in other counties.

# nurses - Friday 7 April, 2017

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

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

# nurses - Saturday 4 March, 2017

Nurses have deferred industrial action planned for Tuesday

The INMO says it will ballot on WRC recommendations.

# nurses - Sunday 12 February, 2017

'Grave doubts' that Irish hospitals could cope with a massive disaster

“We would struggle to deliver care” warns consultant in emergency medicine as waiting lists and overcrowding dominate health sector.

# nurses - Wednesday 8 February, 2017

'No overtime, no cross cover' from nurses and midwives after 7 March

The government’s proposals to deal with staffing problems were criticised as “too little too late”.

# nurses - Monday 9 January, 2017

As hospitals recover from record-high trolley crisis, staff are considering a strike

Hospital staff are being asked whether they wish to strike over payments and career progression measures.

# nurses - Saturday 31 December, 2016

HSE hires over a hundred people at recruitment event aimed at returning nurses

The three-day event was aimed at luring Irish nurses who were home for the Christmas period.

# nurses - Thursday 29 December, 2016

Harris wants to woo Irish nurses home, but only 36 turned up on first day of recruitment drive

The HSE is hosting three open recruitment days for nurses and midwives in Dublin over the Christmas period.

The gap between private pensions and public pensions has the government worried

Enda Kenny said Minister Paschal Donohoe will not deal with its strategy for public pay until the Public Pay Commission sends its report.

# nurses - Wednesday 28 December, 2016

Health Minister: 'I don't believe the threat of industrial action helps anyone'

Siptu has announced a ballot of more than 25,000 support staff.

Irish nurses home for Christmas encouraged to attend HSE recruitment days

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

# nurses - Thursday 15 December, 2016

"We've had enough": Nurses have voted overwhelmingly in favour of industrial action

The industrial action – including one-day stoppages – will begin in February.

# nurses - Saturday 26 November, 2016

FactCheck: Nursing union leader Liam Doran's claims about the Irish health service

The INMO General Secretary made a series of claims on Claire Byrne Live this week. Here’s our FactCheck roundup.

# nurses - Sunday 20 November, 2016

Poll: Is it time for a new public sector pay agreement? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Is it time for a new public sector pay agreement?

Current starting salaries for gardaí, nurses, and teachers are still lagging significantly behind their 2010 equivalents.

How do wages of gardaí, nurses and teachers measure up to six years ago?

This year has already seen industrial unrest among doctors, nurses, teachers and gardaí.

# nurses - Wednesday 16 November, 2016

Public sector unions are not happy about garda pay increases

The government, however, has insisted it will not move on the timetable set out in the Lansdowne Road Agreement.

# nurses - Wednesday 9 November, 2016

Questions raised after memo said patients could be removed with "minimum force" HSE

Questions raised after memo said patients could be removed with "minimum force"

Minister for Health Simon Harris said that the rescinded memo was “utterly offensive and unacceptable”.

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