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Friday 24 March 2023 Dublin: 7°C

# Nurses

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# tough environment
Trainee doctors say nurses and doctors bully them as they're shown the ropes
A new report also found trainees who gained their medical qualification outside Ireland rated learning environments significantly more highly.
# 45 trolleys
Overcrowding crisis: 'Extremely concerned' nurses say the Mater should go off-call
45 patients were waiting on trolleys in the A&E this morning, according to the nursing union the INMO.
# Overcrowding
"The most patient group of public servants ever known to mankind"
Strike action is set to take place on 15 December.
# aww
This man's touching tribute to his wife and her work as a nurse will warm your heart
“My wife is a nurse. My wife is a hero.”
# last rites
"There are worse things than dying" - how Irish medical workers deal with the final journey
Doctors, nurses and specialists told us what death means to them as an experience.
# Budget Day
Crisis point? Nurses will refuse to do office work or answer phones in protest
INMO members at St Vincent’s Hospital will hold a protest on Monday.
# Nurses
Epilepsy unit at Beaumont Hospital closed because of staff shortages
Vacant positions have been filled but the unit will not reopen until 21 September.
# no progress
Nurses slam HSE over 78 jobs left unfilled - all at just ONE Irish hospital
The INMO says Cork University Hospital continues to operate at almost full capacity.
# understaffed
Nurses are going to work sick because they 'don't want to let the team down'
Researchers say cutting sick leave entitlements will not reduce absenteeism in the health sector.
# vacancies
The HSE is trying to entice Irish nurses back home with promises of money and contracts
It is seeking to attract up to 500 people and it is hoped it will encourage Irish nurses working abroad to come home.
# supporting doctors
Assistants for doctors with no medical degree are being hired at Beaumont Hospital
Physician Associates support doctors in their diagnosis and management of patients.
# not backing down
After 36 assaults, staff at Galway psychiatric unit start industrial action
It follows an unscheduled action by staff – who walked off the job last month.
# heartwarming
Paralysed girl surprises her favourite nurse by walking
So lovely <3
# Recruitment
Will Irish nurses living abroad come home for the new jobs announced?
Leo Varadkar really hopes so.
# Jobs
Recruiting: There are 90 midwife and nurse roles up for grabs in Mullingar
Last month staff were on the picket lines.
# nurse shortage
HSE has a 'major job ahead' if it wants to entice nurses to come home - INMO
Almost 4,000 nurses resigned between 2010 and 2013.
"A poor example": Varadkar heavily criticises Martin over emergency department crisis
The Health Minister said no one wants to sort out the overcrowding crisis more than he does.
'Elderly patients are being kept on trolleys for days'
Nurses brought their anger at overcrowding to the gates of the Dáil today.
# Industrial Action
Nurses at Naas General Hospital announce plans to go on work-to-rule
The industrial action will start on Wednesday, February 4.
# Overcrowding
Nurses at Galway University Hospital are going on a work-to-rule
Minister for Health Leo Varadkar said significant progress had been made in tackling the country’s overcrowding issues.
# going to get worse
'I'm sick to death of this problem' - Varadkar speaks out on A&E crisis
The Health Minister said the problem is going to get worse next week.
# Overcrowding
GPs: We can't take on hospital overflow - we're overwhelmed already
Comments from GPs come after it emerged there are record numbers of people waiting on trollies in hospitals around the country.
# Trolleys
Hospital overcrowding: Calls for Ireland to poach nurses from UK and Australia
A record number of people are now waiting for beds, with the INMO saying industrial action is likely due to ‘chronic overcrowding’.
# nmbi
Varadkar: Nurses must sort out registration fee dispute amongst themselves
The Health Minister said he is monitoring the situation but can’t step in.
# Not happy
INMO calls on nurses to boycott increased registration fee
The Nurses and Midwifery Board of Ireland denied it has been ‘threatening’ members.
# well deserved
Nice one: 17 nurses from Wexford General Hospital win €2.8 million Lotto jackpot
As early Christmas presents go, this is a good one.
# Emergency Department
Beaumont Hospital only admitting 'urgent' emergency cases due to overcrowding
Yesterday there were 45 people on trolleys.
# Áras Attracta
Renewed calls to meet minister after abuse claims at Mayo care home
HIQA inspected the home last summer and found a number of failings.
# Health Reform
Nurses 'demoralised again' as HSE gains 11% more senior managers in four years
The number of nurses fell in the same period by almost 3%.
# Prime Numbers
Water protests, death threats, and Bono: The week in numbers
Plus: Which county has more roads than any other county in Ireland?
# Drogheda
Nurses travel to Blackrock to protest against €150 registration fee
The action was set to start on Wednesday in Our Lady of Lourdes hospital in Drogheda.
# Overcrowding
7,000 emergency department patients were on trolleys last month
The INMO said it is concerned about hospitals coping with the winter demand.
# The Only Way is Essex
100 'ambitious' Irish nurses sought for jobs in Essex
Got what it takes? Three ‘roadshow’ recruitment events take place next week in Cork, Galway and Limerick.
# Trolleys
'We're gravely concerned': Nurses at Naas Hospital to protest severe overcrowding
INMO has said its members are “extremely worried at what lies ahead for the winter months”.
# Pay dispute
Pics: NHS workers stage first strike in 32 years
The strike follows a rejection by the government of an across-the-board pay rise for workers.
# Prep
Nurses demand details of HSE's Ebola plan
Nurses want to know what contingency plans and alert systems are in place.
# tensions
Nurses and midwives hit out at 50% hike in registration fee
The rise in the fee is related to costs incurred through the implementation of the Nurses and Midwifes’ Act of 2011.
# midlands regional
'Overcrowded and clinically dangerous': Nurses criticise conditions at Mullingar hospital
The Irish Nurses and Midwives Organisation has called on the HSE to immediately recruit more staff at MRHM.
# Nurses
"Overcrowded and understaffed": Nurses hold protest at Galway hospital
There were 13 patients on trolleys at University Hospital Galway yesterday.