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Student nurses Dáil protest: 'I know I'm not staying in Ireland - after I'm qualified, I'm gone'
Trade union representatives and opposition TDs said that paying student nurses was about securing the health service.
# Trolley crisis
October trolley watch stats show 'almost' double numbers this year than same period in 2020
INMO figures show that there are five times as many children on trolleys compared to October 2020.
Infection rate among healthcare staff moving in 'wrong direction' as INMO calls for booster doses
More than 1,800 healthcare workers are currently on Covid-related leave.
# Trolleys
Highest number of patients on trolleys since start of the pandemic
506 admitted patients were waiting for beds this morning.
# on the frontline
INMO members to protest outside Connolly Hospital today over continued unsafe working conditions
The protest is due to take place at the main entrance of the hospital at 1pm today.
# Intensive care
INMO calls for services at St Vincent's ICU to be 'curtailed until unit is adequately staffed'
Nurses have to use a baby monitor to watch certain patients due to staff shortages, The Journal reported earlier today.
# Nurses
Nine in 10 nurses and midwives feel mentally exhausted as result of Covid-19 pandemic
That’s according to new research by the Irish Nurses and Midwives Organisation.
# Overcrowding
'Extremely dangerous': Overcrowding at Cork University Hospital reaches pandemic peak
The INMO stated that 63 patients were waiting on trolleys in CUH today.
# Bantry Hospital
Protestors call on Minister to reopen Bantry Hospital for new admissions
The facility in west Cork was closed due to a lack of consultants.
# Limerick
Hospital chief hits back at union’s claim patient overcrowding situation is 'out of control'
The UH Limerick CEO said the INMO claims were “disappointing” and “incorrect”.
# University Hospital Limerick
'Something has to give': INMO asks Health Minister to intervene at overcrowded Limerick hospital
Members say that UHL had 52 patients on trolleys this morning, despite gaining more than 110 new beds since January.
# Protest
Mullingar hospital nurses protest over understaffing and workload
The INMO says Mullingar is facing 50 unfilled nursing shifts over the coming fortnight.
# Health Service
INMO seeks emergency meeting with HSE to tackle 'hazardous' hospital overcrowding
The union said that some hospitals are approaching pre-pandemic levels of overcrowding.
# Overcrowding
Ireland's hospitals are more overcrowded than at any point since pandemic began, INMO warns
376 admitted patients went without beds across Ireland this morning.
# Survey
Majority of nurses considered leaving profession due to mental health impact of Covid-19
91% of nurses said they experienced mental exhaustion because of the pandemic.
# long covid
'I'm only 27, I shouldn't be like this': Nurses with long Covid call for better supports
The INMO’s annual conference today heard from a number of nurses who are suffering longer term effects of a Covid-19 diagnosis.
# Emergency Department
'Significant' demand for beds at Limerick Hospital from people who had Covid, but still need to recover
The hospital group responded to calls from the INMO for a Hiqa investigation into overcrowding at University Hospital Limerick
Number of people with Covid-19 in hospital continues to decrease
1,100 patients with Covid-19 are in Irish hospitals, including 173 in critical care.
# on the frontline
Poll: Should frontline healthcare workers receive some compensation for their work during the pandemic?
The Irish Nurses and Midwives Organisation will call for the measure before an Oireachtas committee this morning.
# Frontline
Frontline healthcare workers should get pandemic compensation, INMO to tell Oireachtas committee
An Oireachtas committee will meet with healthcare representative organisations later this morning.
# Frontline
Healthcare workers still in need of first vaccine dose to remain waiting until February
Current supply is being used to provide second doses to those who have already received their first dose.
# student nurses
'She doesn't get paid for that': Dáil told of student nurse whose patient's toe 'came off in his sock'
Health Minister Stephen Donnelly has been accused of gaslighting student nurses.
# Coronavirus
Student nurses 'frustrated' at 'last-minute decision' to redeploy teaching nurses to help with Covid-19 surge
Clinical placements for most student nurses and midwives – due to start tomorrow – have been suspended.
# covid19
'The system is overloaded': Nurses call for upgraded PPE and fully nationalised private hospital capacity
The INMO has also suggested a partial reopening of schools to take the pressure of healthcare workers with school-aged children.
# third wave
INMO calls for 'critical emergency' protocols to be implemented across health service
The INMO is also calling on the HSE to improve daily communications with staff.
Further restrictions not ruled out, says Varadkar as hospitals under 'extreme pressure'
Ireland’s 14-day incidence rate is now at 381.6 per 100,000 people.
Tánaiste says there is a strong case for leaving current restrictions in place until those most at risk are vaccinated
There are now 673 patients with Covid-19 being treated in hospital
Dr Colm Henry estimates hospitalisation levels of 1,300 or more by the end of January
Over 100 nurses are out of work for covid-related reasons at Cork University Hospital
# Trolleys
Over 53,000 patients went without beds in Irish hospitals in 2020, INMO says
The organisation said hospital overcrowding is “unacceptable at the best of times, but it is doubly so when dealing with a contagious virus”.
# hospital admissions
Cabinet to meet as number of confirmed Covid-19 cases in Irish hospitals hits seven-month high
Stephen Donnelly said ministers will consider current Level 5 restrictions in light of the data.
Student nurses agree to 'guarded engagement' with review on pay and conditions proposed by government
The INMO said student nurses and midwives had “rightly given a cautious response” to the proposed reviews.
# healthcare workers
Nurses made up 3% of all new Covid-19 cases in Ireland, INMO says
61 nurses contracted the virus in the most recent week for which figures are available.
# Covid-19
Government voting against motion to pay student nurses described as 'betrayal'
The Solidarity-People Before Profit (PBP) motion was defeated by 77 votes to 72.
# Nurses
INMO calls for isolation period for Covid-positive healthcare workers to be increased
Nurses account for almost a third of all healthcare worker cases of Covid-19.
# Frontline
50 nurses in each of the last two weeks have contracted Covid-19 - INMO
Phil Ni Sheaghdha says PPE has improved but greater supports are needed.
# Healthcare
Under-staffing issues in health service 'exacerbated by Covid-19 absences'
The INMO will appear at the Dáil’s health committee today.
# appeal
INMO demands 'major staffing boost' to combat Covid-19
The demands were made at the organisation’s annual conference.
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.
# News Fix
Here's What Happened Today: Sunday
Catch up on all that made the headlines.
# winter plan
'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’.
# Misinformation
'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.
# Dáil Covid committee
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.