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HSE reverses position on pregnant staff following trade union pressure
The HSE had initially said that pregnant staff were safe to work with Covid-19 patients.
HSE tells unions that where healthcare workers can't secure childcare, they can remain at home with pay
Previous proposals to support healthcare workers with childcare provision had been described as inadequate by unions.
Five healthcare workers have died of coronavirus, says Department of Health
It is the first time that the number of fatalities of frontline workers have been confirmed.
Paid leave to be given to public-sector partners of healthcare workers to help with childcare needs
Varadkar said that other childcare proposals are being considered for after 5 May.
HSE says some of the PPE flown in from China is 'not appropriate for use'
The Irish government has spent over €200 million on PPE from countries such as China. is helping provide free accommodation for doctors and nurses battling the Covid-19 pandemic
It’s expected that a feature allowing doctors and nurses to self-isolate outside of hospitals will be live by next week.
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.
HSE instructs hospital and healthcare facilities to immediately suspend parking charges for staff
There have been a number of reports in recent days of healthcare workers at hospitals having their cars clamped while they were working overtime.
'We're the people behind the scenes never taken into account': Healthcare workers on why they're prepared to strike
A strike to be held today was called off yesterday evening.
1 in 4 HSE general support workers are smokers
A new report found a huge decrease in the numbers of nurses smoking.
Nurses and midwives: The HSE is breaking minimum wage law
The INMO said that interns are being asked to increase their hours while only being paid 50 per cent of the staff rate of pay.
In pictures: today's ICTU protest marches across the country
Large numbers turned out in cities and towns across the country, with a crowd of 25,000 people confirmed in Dublin alone.
One third of doctors don't wash their hands between patients - report
An audit by the HSE shows the Mater private hospital in Dublin had the highest rate of compliance with hand hygiene.