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Thursday 30 November 2023 Dublin: 3°C

# health workers

This year
Allowing health and community workers' strike to go ahead would be 'unthinkable'
5,000 health and community workers are set to strike “indefinitely” on 17 October.
Health workers take to picket lines in Northern Ireland over pay and safe staffing
Paramedics are among the workers taking part at picket lines across the region today.
Last year
'I’ve never seen morale so broken': What one change do healthcare workers want to improve the system?
We asked health workers and others familiar with the sector what they want to see happen to improve healthcare in Ireland.
The Irish healthcare system is frequently hit with criticism and suggestions for how it can be improved.
Progress on the overhaul of the system is continuing but has been slow.
We asked workers and those familiar with the sector what one change they would like to see put into place.
'The belief that being a doctor is a vocation and all else must be sacrificed… that mentality is waning'
'We needed more beds, we still need more beds': Will lessons be learned from the pandemic?
HSE asks staff, patients and visitors to observe minute's silence for Ukrainian health workers
HSE CEO Paul Reid said the HSE is also offering practical support to Ukraine.
All time
Government's delayed childcare plan for health workers needs approval by health experts
The National Public Health Emergency team will discuss the plan tomorrow, says the Taoiseach.
Taoiseach says there are risks to lifting restrictions too soon and county-by-county
Advice on whether restrictions should be extended will be given later this week.
Over 20,000 people contact HSE in response to government call-out for healthcare workers
It comes as the government warned that it expects a 30% increase in the number of coronavirus cases confirmed in Ireland every day.
Ireland's health workers take the most sick days due to their work
The transport sector had the second highest number of sick days due to work related injuries and illnesses.
Patients 'have a right to ask doctors and nurses if they have received the flu vaccine'
Health Minister Simon Harris said just one third of all health workers got the vaccine last year.
Opinion: 'The lockdown of Sierre Leone won't have a significant impact in dealing with Ebola'
All the Ebola treatment centres in Sierra Leone are currently full; they simply cannot take any more patients, writes Darren Hanniffy.
Rwanda tests German student for Ebola
The results will be available in 48 hours, the country’s health ministry said.
Universal Health Insurance model comes under further criticism by health workers
The White paper published today has been slammed by GPs, mental health groups and the IMPACT trade union.
Column: Young nurses are right to boycott the new graduate scheme
Young nurses are right to boycott the new nursing graduate scheme, which would further cut pay for new graduates entering the Health Services, writes Patrick Nulty TD.
Health workers blast €295 "employment tax"
Social workers, physiotherapists and eleven other professions are facing the statutory registration charge by next year.