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#PNA

# pna - Wednesday 24 July, 2019

Psychiatric nurses suspend indefinite overtime ban due to begin this evening

The dispute between the PNA and the HSE has now been referred to the Labour Court.

# pna - Tuesday 23 July, 2019

'Patients will suffer': Psychiatric nurses' overtime ban reinstated after pay talks break down

Fianna Fáil TD James Browne said the overtime ban will lead to service disruption and cancellations for patients.

# pna - Friday 19 July, 2019

More than 500 ambulance personnel to begin strike action this afternoon

The strike commences at 2pm today and will remain in place until 2pm on Saturday.

# pna - Thursday 18 July, 2019

Over 500 ambulance staff to begin 24-hour strike tomorrow in a row over union recognition

Workers have already staged seven days of work stoppages in January, February and March and May.

# pna - Friday 12 July, 2019

Psychiatric nurses defer industrial action after overtime ban

The HSE confirmed this evening that the PNA has now deferred its strike.

# pna - Wednesday 3 July, 2019

500 ambulance staff to hold another 24-hour strike in a row over union recognition

Workers have already staged seven days of work stoppages in January, February and March and May.

# pna - Friday 31 May, 2019

500 ambulance staff beginning 24-hour strike today in a row over union recognition

Workers have already staged work stoppages in January, February and March.

# pna - Saturday 9 February, 2019

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

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

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

# pna - Friday 8 February, 2019

Psychiatric Nurses Association escalates action and announces three more strike days

Until now, the PNA had only participated in an overtime ban.

# pna - Wednesday 6 February, 2019

'We're absolutely wrecked, we're afraid we'll make a mistake': Psychiatric nurses will have to work through night again

Nurses have been working for 27 hours straight and counting.

Ambulance staff announce three more days of strike action

The dispute centres on a row over trade union membership.

# pna - Monday 4 February, 2019

INMO calls ministers' invite to talk about issues other than pay 'massively disrespectful' and 'cynical'

INMO and PNA members will take part in further industrial action this week.

# pna - Tuesday 22 January, 2019

500 ambulance staff have gone on strike today in a row over union recognition

Contingency plans during the strike include the deployment of defence forces ambulances.

# pna - Wednesday 25 July, 2018

Thousands of healthcare workers to strike in September

Section 39 organisations are voluntary organisations.

# pna - Tuesday 20 February, 2018

Psychiatric nurses have commenced industrial action at Waterford University Hospital

Industrial action has also escalated in Kilkenny.

# pna - Wednesday 27 December, 2017

Cancer-causing radon at 2.5 times acceptable limit found at Kerry mental health home

The Deer Lodge facility in Killarney was opened at a cost of €13 million.

# pna - Tuesday 26 May, 2015

After 36 assaults, staff at Galway psychiatric unit start industrial action

It follows an unscheduled action by staff – who walked off the job last month.

# pna - Tuesday 22 July, 2014

Psychiatric nurses at UCHG vote for industrial action

The nurses voted 83% in favour and 17% against.

# pna - Friday 27 June, 2014

'Traumatised': Seventh nurse attacked by patient in Kerry psychiatric unit

Six other attacks on nurses took place in a ten-day period earlier this month.

# pna - Wednesday 25 June, 2014

Clinicians brand mental health report as 'damning indictment' of minister's work PNA

Clinicians brand mental health report as 'damning indictment' of minister's work

The Psychiatric Nurses Association say that the government’s roadmap for improvements in the sector needs to be overhauled.

# pna - Wednesday 28 May, 2014

Psychiatric patients pay the price as consultant leave goes uncovered

The PNA said yesterday that there has been an “unacceptable deterioration in the mental health service” in the region.

# pna - Friday 23 May, 2014

Psychiatric nurses reject Lynch comments, claim Galway unit 'anything but safe'

The HSA has been called in to examine the unit at UCHG after the death of a patient last week.

# pna - Tuesday 22 October, 2013

# pna - Sunday 23 June, 2013

'Staffing still a problem' at Roscommon psychiatric unit

Minister of State Kathleen Lynch said there have been some “blockages” to implementing the government’s Vision for Change at the hospital.

# pna - Friday 21 June, 2013

TD slams 'chaotic' plan to move MORE patients into struggling psychiatric unit

Denis Naughten has demanded an immediate audit of staffing levels, saying it’s clear the current levels are inadequate.

HSE to meet with interest groups over 'mayhem' at Roscommon Hospital unit

Concerns have been raised about safety at the psychiatric care unit at the hospital following the recent death of a mother-of-two and a number of assaults on staff and patients.

# pna - Wednesday 19 June, 2013

The one Roscommon nurse out on sick leave was assaulted by patient, says PNA

The Psychiatric Nurses Association denies the Taoiseach’s claims that a staffing crisis at Roscommon County Hospital’s psychiatric unit has been caused by sick leave.

# pna - Tuesday 18 June, 2013

‘Suicidal man’ turned away from Roscommon psychiatric unit

The unit of Roscommon County Hospital was shut at the weekend because of staff shortages.

# pna - Thursday 18 April, 2013

Nurses warn of industrial action if government legislates for pay cuts

The Psychiatric Nurses Association has called on other public sector unions to threaten a ballot on industrial action if the government legislates to cut pay.

# pna - Sunday 17 February, 2013

Emergency workers set for national rally on pay cuts

The 24/7 Frontline Alliance represents gardaí, healthcare workers, prison officers, firefighters and paramedics.

# pna - Friday 1 February, 2013

HSE cancels deadline, opens nurse graduate scheme on a 'rolling basis'

The deadline was originally today, by the HSE said that due to low number of applications it has extended it on a rolling basis.

Nurses to protest outside HSE headquarters

The unions also said their boycott of the nurse graduate scheme is “working”. They are asking the HSE to enter into discussions with them about finding savings.

# pna - Monday 7 January, 2013

Graduate nurses should not accept 'insulting salary' - INMO HSE

Graduate nurses should not accept 'insulting salary' - INMO

The general secretary of the INMO hopes that a graduate boycott of the jobs on offer at the reduced rate will ‘force the HSE back to the table’.

# pna - Tuesday 30 October, 2012

HSE cuts to nursing staff 'will set services back 15 years'

The Psychiatric Nurses Association of Ireland called the move ‘primary care in reverse’.

# pna - Monday 24 September, 2012

HSE called on not to cut funds to day care centre

Four unions have jointly called on the HSE not to cut funds to St Aidan’s in Gorey, Co Wexford, which provides services for children with special needs and older people.

# pna - Wednesday 11 August, 2010

THE PSYCHIATRIC NURSES’ ASSOCIATION (PNA) claims that mental health services in Ireland are in ‘freefall’ with 20% of nurses retiring from the HSE over the past two years.

The association says that almost 600 nurses retires last year many due to stress and assaults from patients. The association also says that a further 250 are set to retire next year.

PNA General Secretary Des Kavanagh said that levels of violence are unprecedented. ‘Bouncers’ and security firms were being hired to provide ‘secure care’ due to the lack of nurse.

Kavanagh told RTE that gardaí in riot year were called to a number of hospitals last year. Only last week he said a patient in Tallaght set fire to the unit, another patient broke through the ceiling in a unit and wrapped himself in electrical wire.

Kavangh said there are now a large number of vacancies in the HSE. Kavanagh said that an exemption in the recruitment moratorium in the HSE only allows for 100 new nurses to be hired despite the large exodus.