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Friday 31 March 2023 Dublin: 10°C

# Nurses

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# Your Say
Poll: Do you support the nurses' strike?
The strike is due to go ahead on Wednesday.
# Industrial Action
Nurses' strike: HSE releases info on which health services will and will not operate on the day
The action will begin at 8am on Wednesday and finish at 8am on Thursday.
# Department of Health
'The largest strike in the health service’s history looms': Talks to avoid nurses strike have collapsed
This would be the second time in the INMO’s hundred-year history that nurses or midwives go on strike.
# Strike
Donohoe thanks nurses for 'immense contribution' but says paying them more could lead to others seeking rises
Nurses are set to go on strike this month and next in a dispute over pay and conditions.
# Your Say
Poll: Do you support nurses and midwives going on strike?
They often have to work in very difficult circumstances.
Nurses and midwives are striking this month. Here's how much they get paid
The 24-hour strike on 30 January was announced earlier this week.
# Industrial Action
Psychiatric nurses to strike in February over 'recruitment and retention crisis'
They join members of the Irish Nurses and Midwives Organisation who are also due to go on strike.
# nurses strike
'Now I can see that there will be nobody nursing me unless we start paying a salary for the job we do'
The Irish Nurses and Midwives Organisation have announced a 24-hour strike for 30 January.
# Strike
Nurses and midwives are to go on strike for 24 hours on Wednesday 30 January
Further strike days will follow in February if the dispute goes unresolved, the INMO says.
'We've been brought to this': Nurses and midwives to announce strike action dates
“The last thing the health service needs is a strike,” Health Minister Simon Harris said yesterday.
# doctors and nurses
'No one would choose to work on Christmas Day, but we're all in it together'
Doctors, nurses, midwives and others will be working across the country today and throughout the week.
# Your Say
Poll: Do you support nurses and midwives in their vote for all-out strike action?
The INMO is set to announce dates for the 24-hour stoppages in the new year.
# Industrial Action
95% of nurses and midwives vote in favour of all-out strike action
The INMO said today that 95% of of its members had voted in favour of strike action.
# at risk
Nurses are the victims in 70% of assaults in Irish hospitals
Figures from the HSE show how frequently nursing staff are assaulted.
Opinion: 'An enormous burden falls on the shoulders of our nurses in Ireland'
Our healthcare system in Ireland needs our nurses more than ever but measuring their performance has not been a priority, says former INMO General Secretary Liam Doran.
# peak demand
Varadkar doubles down on comments about medics not taking holidays over new year period
The Taoiseach said he didn’t understand why the comments were deemed controversial, as services must attempt to meet demand.
# Strike
Nurses and midwives to vote on all-out strike action
If the ballot is passed, they will start with a 24-hour work stoppage and escalate their action the following week.
# equal pay for equal work
Agency nurses 'paid over €10,000 more a year than public staff'
The INMO said “the public sector simply isn’t offering the going rate for the job”.
# Healthcare
Ireland's pay rates are not pushing more nurses, midwives and doctors to work abroad - report
The report said that there were issues around recruiting consultants with certain specialities in specific areas.
# hospital staff
HSE spends nearly €1m a day paying agency nurses and doctors
Every day, the HSE spends over €800,000 on agency staff.
# Nurses
Where and when: Almost 10,000 assaults on HSE staff in past 10 years
Assaults on nursing staff made up the vast majority of these, accounting for 70% with 6,964 assaults.
# trollied
'Record-breaking month': Over 10,000 patients were on trolleys during March
Today there were 485 patients on trolleys with 338 in emergency departments and a further 147 on wards.
'It should be nipped in the bud': UK hospitals 'aggressively recruiting' Irish nurses
The Irish Nurses and Midwives Organisation said that the issue is a serious one for hospitals.
# Your Say
Poll: Should it be mandatory for health professionals to get the flu jab?
Just one in three nurses have received the vaccination.
# Vaccine
Just one third of hospital nurses have had the flu jab despite raffles and free coffee incentives
The HSE ran a campaign over the last few months to encourage healthcare workers to get the vaccine.
# patient safety
Majority of patients wait longer than six hours in an emergency department to be seen by a doctor
The results of the first ever National Patient Experience Survey show that long waiting times continue to be a problem in Irish hospitals.
# nurses needed
Irish hospitals spending hundreds of thousands on overseas recruitment while US nurses turned away
If the Health Minister plans to keep his commitment on hiring new nurses, he has until the end of the year to hire 1,196 nurses.
# public pay commission
Why aren't people taking up jobs as nurses, doctors and soldiers? The government plans to find out
The Public Pay Commission is to examine what are the main reasons for the recruitment and retention of staff in some sectors.
# Waterford
'Totally unacceptable': Two people spend night on chairs in mental health unit
The Psychiatric Nurses Association has said the situation is intolerable for patients and upsetting for staff.
# crisis point
Doctors say health budget will do little to improve 'overcrowded death zone' hospitals
Paschal Donohoe said health spending is already at record levels but is being increased because the area “needs improvement”.
# what you preach
Poll: Would you ask your doctor if they had gotten the flu vaccine?
Uptake of the vaccine among medical workers in Ireland is “appallingly low” according to Health Minister Simon Harris.
'Ireland's nursing crisis could be eclipsed if US nurses weren't being denied access to work here'
US nurses who are being denied access to work here can’t find the adaptation courses they’re being told to take.
# Health
'I want nurses to go back to conventional nursing - that's what drives me every day'
As part of our weekly Startup Spotlight we profile CliniShift.
# off a cliff
There's been a 96% drop in EU nurses going to work in the UK since Brexit
Last July, 1,304 nurses from the EU registered in the UK but only 46 registered this April.
# Closure
Minister insists no child will lose mental health place after 'indefensible' closure of beds
Fianna Fáil and Sinn Féin urged the government to intervene.
# sugar coat it
Following chocolate comments, HSE says 'incentives' have helped vaccination rate rise 50%
“Vaccine hesitancy is increasingly becoming a major issue,” a HSE spokesperson said.
# chocolate and ipads
Chocolate could encourage nurses to get flu vaccine, committee hears
There was a discussion around what is causing a mistrust of vaccines, which have eradicated many diseases in Ireland.
# record highs
These are the most overcrowded hospitals in the country
There’s been an improvement in Dublin, but things are getting worse in other counties.
# stable condition
Crisis averted? 1,200 nurses and midwives to be hired by end of year
Health Minister Simon Harris has said that the measures offer nurses and midwives “enhanced opportunities to advance their careers”.
# deferral
Nurses have deferred industrial action planned for Tuesday
The INMO says it will ballot on WRC recommendations.