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# Staff

This week
4th June 2023 - 9th June 2023
# cancer treatment
Access to cancer treatment has returned to pre-Covid levels, report finds
The government allocated €35 million in extra funding last year and recruited 172 additional staff to cancer services.
Last week
28th May 2023 - 3rd June 2023
# Reprieve
London Irish given one-week extension to try and secure their financial future
Coached by former Ireland boss Declan Kidney, the team narrowly missed out on the title-deciding play-offs with the side featuring several rising stars.
Last year
# 2022
World Cup organisers apologise after staff threaten to 'smash' Danish TV crew's camera
They claimed security staff mistakenly interrupted a live broadcast.
# Controversy
BBC staff ‘raised concerns’ over Michael Vaughan’s return
The former Yorkshire batter returned to Test Match Special coverage for the recent England-New Zealand Test series.
# Unimpressed
Families of Liverpool staff caught up in Champions League final chaos - Klopp
Uefa blamed ‘fake tickets which did not work in the turnstiles’.
# Staff
Rowntree the first signing but plenty of pieces left to find in Munster puzzle
The Englishman has signed on for another two seasons with the province.
All time
# Nursing Homes
Almost half of nursing home staff had symptoms of PTSD during the pandemic - study
Researchers found that one in seven staff reported thinking of ending their life.
# Impact
'Anyone who worked the weekend has aged hugely': Emergency staff under intense pressure amid HSE hack
The shutdown of the system has impacted on scans, laboratory work and access to patient files.
Delays in laboratories mean it is taking hours for patient blood work to come back.
Healthcare workers are asking patients who have to attend EDs to bring as much information with them as possible.
Risk patients' medical data affected by HSE ransomware attack 'will be abused', government warns
HSE won't comment on ransom figure, as other departments take precautions after cyber attack
# Cutbacks
Pay cuts on the cards as RTÉ announces cost-saving plans
Details of a voluntary redundancy scheme will be announced in the coming weeks.
# covid19
HSE calls close contacts back into work with more than 7,000 health staff absent
The HSE has said close contacts returning to work are tested and closely monitored.
# appeal
INMO demands 'major staffing boost' to combat Covid-19
The demands were made at the organisation’s annual conference.
# Outbreak
Laois nursing home confirms Covid-19 outbreak with 31 cases
Ten members of staff have tested positive for the virus.
# winter plan
'They need to dramatically change their attitude': Concern that HSE will struggle to recruit for new beds
An additional 251 acute beds are to be opened in the last three months of 2020.
# Walsh Mushrooms
Tipperary mushroom company concerned at level of asymptomatic Covid-19 cases among staff
The company temporarily suspended operations on Friday.
# Retail
River Island tells UK staff 350 jobs to be cut in management shake-up
The move comes just a month after it had already said it would cut 250 head office staff as part of cost-cutting measures.
# Ready to go
All Covid-19 tests come back negative for Bohemians staff and players
FAI Medical Director Dr Alan Byrne received the results on Monday evening.
# empathy
Jurgen Klopp cried watching hospital staff singing ‘You’ll Never Walk Alone’
The Liverpool boss paid tribute to health workers during the coronavirus pandemic.
# healthcare workers
Healthcare workers still paying for hospital parking despite HSE order to waive all fees
Last Thursday, the HSE confirmed that parking charges for staff in hospitals and healthcare facilities are to be immediately suspended.
# Helping out
Chelsea provide free accommodation for NHS staff at Stamford Bridge hotel
The Premier League club have offered medical professionals rooms to stay in as they fight the coronavirus pandemic.
# special measures
An Post extends opening times and brings in special measures to lower coronavirus risk to customers and staff
A stamp price increase has also been delayed.
# Backroom
'It's an opportunity to bring in some experienced coaches to support Johann'
IRFU boss David Nucifora believes Munster can turn the loss of Felix Jones and Jerry Flannery into a positive.
# Brain power
'I wouldn't say yes or no' - Van Graan on prospect of POC and ROG returns
The Munster boss said O’Gara is ‘possibly the most sought-after coach in the world.’
# Your Say
Poll: Should employers be banned from keeping workers tips?
Yesterday, a bill to give workers a legal right to their tips passed Committee stage with all-party support.
# concerning
Seven 'serious' assaults on staff at Oberstown children's detention centre last year
A senior union official has said the situation has improved considerably recently, but the numbers have been described as “deeply concerned”.
# get vaccinated
Flu levels are low, but we're about to enter 'an extremely busy time for the health service'
Demand for the GP out-of-hours service remains high and similar to last year.
# pet names
FactCheck: Were Irish hospital staff told to stop calling patients 'love' or 'dear'?
Yesterday it was described as political correctness “gone mad”, but did the HSE even say it?
Supporters of English language teachers protest at school after sudden closure
Staff said they have been left in the dark about the money they are owed.
# INspections
Aer Lingus 'dismayed' at 'small subset' of staff who do not behave in an exemplary manner
SIPTU is to contact Aer Lingus over roll-out of CCTV in staff areas due to missing stock.
# Belfast
Primark says staff from store destroyed by fire will be paid next week
The news comes after management met with hundreds of staff from the store.
# protected disclosure
Prison service investigating two staff allegations about management practices
Another case under consideration from 2016 involves allegations of penalisation.
# Staff
Isa Nacewa won't be replacing Girvan Dempsey as Leinster's attack coach
However, the province are looking for a new coach to join Leo Cullen’s staff next season.
# running costs
'Somebody needs to shout stop': HSE nursing homes cost a lot more to run than private ones
New figures show a significant discrepancy in the weekly costs of providing long-term residential care for elderly people.
# Healthy Eating
17 Irish hospitals have yet to roll out calorie counts on menus
Improving the standard of food has been highlighted as a priority by Health Minister Simon Harris.
# beast from the east
Medical staff sleep in wards and brave dangerous weather to make it to hospitals
The work doesn’t stop in Ireland’s hospitals just because there is a weather warning in place.
# beast from the east
HSE staff won't have to work back emergency leave taken during storm
Simon Harris said employees will receive emergency leave with pay.
# retention
'It certainly doesn't help': Tusla CEO says negative media coverage makes it harder to keep staff
Fred McBride was speaking at the end of another challenging year for the Child and Family Agency.
# incidents of harm
The HSE has recorded 11 aggressive incidents against staff and patients A DAY since 2012
22,402 ‘incidents of harm’ have been put on record since January 2012.
# Zero Tolerance
How many HSE doctors does Navan hospital's emergency department have? None
Four of the five locum/agency doctors at the hospital’s emergency department went on wildcat strike two weeks ago in a row over plans to slash their rate of pay.
# Crunch time
Newstalk staff letter demands Hook be taken off air immediately
“Misogyny should never be normalised,” according to a draft letter signed by around 20 staff.
# Recruitment
'This is not acceptable': Nearly 2,000 new staff needed in mental health services
The figures were released to Fianna Fáil’s James Browne, after a parliamentary question to the Minister for Health.