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# inmo - Friday 9 October, 2020

INMO demands 'major staffing boost' to combat Covid-19

The demands were made at the organisation’s annual conference.

# inmo - Sunday 27 September, 2020

INMO backs decision to publish ethnicity data for healthcare workers who contract Covid-19

Data from the UK suggests that BAME healthcare workers were more likely to die from Covid-19.

# inmo - Sunday 6 September, 2020

Here's What Happened Today: Sunday

Catch up on all that made the headlines.

# inmo - Wednesday 2 September, 2020

'We're sleepwalking back to mass overcrowding': 221 patients on trolleys in Irish hospitals

The INMO has warned that overcrowding and Covid-19 make for a ‘toxic combination’.

# inmo - Saturday 15 August, 2020

'To the four nurses in Ireland...RIP': The Covid-19 Twitter claim that made it to the national airwaves

The story behind one of the most infamous myths of the pandemic.

# inmo - Tuesday 21 July, 2020

Nurse who was hospitalised with Covid-19 criticises low staffing and says she was 'extremely burned out'

The INMO said that it would be “inhumane” to not increase healthcare staff ahead of a second Covid-19 wave.

# inmo - Thursday 25 June, 2020

FactCheck: Does Ireland have the highest Covid-19 infection rate for healthcare workers in the world?

The claim was made by INMO General Secretary, Phil Ní Sheaghdha.

# inmo - Tuesday 23 June, 2020

'An absolute scandal': Ireland has the highest Covid infection rate for healthcare workers in the world, committee told

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar this evening suggested that the figures provided by the INMO were wrong.

Childcare providers warn of reduced capacity and need for longterm financial support

Operators said additional staff will be needed to manage the extra Covid-19 health and safety requirements.

# inmo - Friday 12 June, 2020

88% of healthcare workers with Covid-19 got the virus at work

The INMO wants Covid-19 to be classed as a personal injury under health and safety legislation.

# inmo - Tuesday 2 June, 2020

Taking over private hospitals during the Covid-19 crisis will cost roughly €300 million

‘A fire alarm went off and we sent four fire tenders, and people are saying now we should only have sent three,’ the secretary general said.

# inmo - Saturday 30 May, 2020

'Something is going wrong on the frontlines': Union demands urgent inquiry into healthcare worker infection rates

7,943 healthcare workers have tested positive for the virus so far.

# inmo - Friday 29 May, 2020

All nursing graduates to be guaranteed jobs amid Covid-19 crisis

In a letter, the HSE informed nursing interns that they would all be guaranteed a job.

# inmo - Thursday 14 May, 2020

Childcare for healthcare workers - how a promised scheme failed to materialse

The government announced that a childcare scheme for healthcare workers had to be scrapped.

# inmo - Thursday 23 April, 2020

'Surprisingly old-fashioned': Union says government childcare offer 'does nothing' for vast majority of nurses

The INMO pointed out that many of its members are lone parents or have partners who are also working on the frontline.

# inmo - Wednesday 22 April, 2020

New guidance extends use of face masks among healthcare workers

The move has been welcomed by the INMO.

# inmo - Friday 17 April, 2020

Almost one in ten diagnosed cases of Covid-19 in Ireland are nurses

According to the INMO, Ireland faces one of the highest rates of diagnosed healthcare worker infection in Europe.

# inmo - Sunday 12 April, 2020

Tracked: How HSE advice to healthcare workers has shifted during the Covid-19 crisis

From pregnancy to isolation, advice to staff has changed significantly since January.

# inmo - Wednesday 8 April, 2020

New WHO report warns that there is a global shortage of nurses

The study was compiled before Covid-19 and calls for greater investment in nursing.

# inmo - Wednesday 1 April, 2020

INMO set to meet health officials to discuss proposed shared accommodation for healthcare staff

The union said that it hadn’t yet been consulted on the proposal.

# inmo - Tuesday 24 March, 2020

INMO calls on HSE to pay student nurses and midwives during Covid-19 outbreak

Hundreds of student nurses are set to begin their unpaid work placements this month.

# inmo - Wednesday 18 March, 2020

Council to implement identification system for healthcare worker vehicles to prevent clamping

There have been a number of reports in recent days of healthcare workers at hospitals having their cars clamped while they were working overtime.

# inmo - Saturday 7 March, 2020

HSE 'lifts recruitment freeze on nurses' amid concerns of Covid-19 threat to health service

A representative of nurses in Ireland said that not cancelling St Patrick’s Day “puts too much strain on our public health service”.

# inmo - Wednesday 8 January, 2020

Dr Anthony O'Connor: History matters, but the record numbers on trolleys should trump commemoration debates

Why are we fighting the battles of the past rather than honouring the ideals of the Republic?

# inmo - Tuesday 7 January, 2020

'I'm exhausted': Frustration in the Mater Hospital's 'rammed' Emergency Department

The Mater was the hospital with the highest number of patients on trolleys in Dublin yesterday morning, according to the INMO.

# inmo - Monday 6 January, 2020

It's the worst ever day for trolley overcrowding in Irish hospitals since records began, INMO says

There were 92 patients waiting for a bed at University Hospital Limerick, alone.

Overcrowding in Cork hospitals leads to cancellation of some surgeries

The overcrowding has been made worse by flu season, according to the HSE.

# inmo - Thursday 2 January, 2020

HSE can't 'willy-nilly' hire whoever they want, Harris says

The government has repeatedly said a recruitment freeze is not in operation.

# inmo - Tuesday 24 December, 2019

More than 200 patients waiting on trolleys in Irish hospitals on Christmas Eve

The number is down from the more than 400 who were waiting for a bed yesterday morning.

# inmo - Monday 23 December, 2019

HSE to pay €30,000 to nurses over 'stress caused' by delay in publishing report into bullying claims

The order was made by the Workplace Relations Commission.

# inmo - Friday 29 November, 2019

Trolley numbers for this year are the highest since records began, INMO says

The INMO said today that over 108,300 people have gone without beds so far this year.

# inmo - Monday 25 November, 2019

'Bespoke plan' needed as Limerick hospital continues to break overcrowding record

Some 85 patients were without beds in University Hospital Limerick this morning.

# inmo - Monday 11 November, 2019

Total number of patients without hospital beds soars to 100,000

This is only the second time that the annual figures have surpassed 100,000.

# inmo - Tuesday 5 November, 2019

'Obscene': 679 patients waiting for hospital bed - the highest figure in 2019

The number of patients on trolleys is the second highest ever recorded.

# inmo - Monday 26 August, 2019

Over 1,300 nursing and midwifery posts in Irish hospitals are being left vacant

One in six midwifery posts are being left vacant.

# inmo - Wednesday 31 July, 2019

INMO reveals 'worst ever' July for Emergency Department as 9,439 waited for a bed

Among the 9,439 patients were 45 children.

# inmo - Thursday 2 May, 2019

Nurses and midwives vote to accept deal to end industrial dispute

Members of the INMO voted 62% in favour of accepting the proposals.

# inmo - Wednesday 1 May, 2019

Worst April on record as 10,000 people forced to wait on hospital trolleys and chairs last month

Some 106 children were among those waiting without a bed.

# inmo - Thursday 4 April, 2019

'Patients at risk': Nurses ask health committee to investigate overcrowding at Limerick hospital

The letter states the hospital is in a ‘constant state of overcrowding’.

# inmo - Wednesday 3 April, 2019

'No longer anything to fear': INMO calls on members to accept proposals to resolve pay strike

It follows a Labour Court recommendation in the INMO’s favour.

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