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# St Vincent's Hospital
Nurses at psychiatric hospital 'furious' as pay issues leave them hundreds of euro out of pocket
The union representing nurses said there have been issues since Christmas.
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# overtime ban
Psychiatric nurses suspend indefinite overtime ban due to begin this evening
The dispute between the PNA and the HSE has now been referred to the Labour Court.
# Mental Health Services
'Patients will suffer': Psychiatric nurses' overtime ban reinstated after pay talks break down
Fianna Fáil TD James Browne said the overtime ban will lead to service disruption and cancellations for patients.
# Industrial Action
More than 500 ambulance personnel to begin strike action this afternoon
The strike commences at 2pm today and will remain in place until 2pm on Saturday.
# Industrial Action
Over 500 ambulance staff to begin 24-hour strike tomorrow in a row over union recognition
Workers have already staged seven days of work stoppages in January, February and March and May.
# extra hours
Psychiatric nurses defer industrial action after overtime ban
The HSE confirmed this evening that the PNA has now deferred its strike.
# Strike
500 ambulance staff to hold another 24-hour strike in a row over union recognition
Workers have already staged seven days of work stoppages in January, February and March and May.
# 24 Hours
500 ambulance staff beginning 24-hour strike today in a row over union recognition
Workers have already staged work stoppages in January, February and March.
# Strike
'This campaign has to succeed, it is our time': Tens of thousands march in support of nurses and midwives
About 37,000 INMO members are engaging in strike action over pay and staffing levels.
# nurses strike
Psychiatric Nurses Association escalates action and announces three more strike days
Until now, the PNA had only participated in an overtime ban.
# Strike
'We're absolutely wrecked, we're afraid we'll make a mistake': Psychiatric nurses will have to work through night again
Nurses have been working for 27 hours straight and counting.
# Trade Union
Ambulance staff announce three more days of strike action
The dispute centres on a row over trade union membership.
# Strikes
INMO calls ministers' invite to talk about issues other than pay 'massively disrespectful' and 'cynical'
INMO and PNA members will take part in further industrial action this week.
500 ambulance staff have gone on strike today in a row over union recognition
Contingency plans during the strike include the deployment of defence forces ambulances.
# Section 39
Thousands of healthcare workers to strike in September
Section 39 organisations are voluntary organisations.
# Psychiatric Care
Psychiatric nurses have commenced industrial action at Waterford University Hospital
Industrial action has also escalated in Kilkenny.
# deer lodge
Cancer-causing radon at 2.5 times acceptable limit found at Kerry mental health home
The Deer Lodge facility in Killarney was opened at a cost of €13 million.
# 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.
# staffing levels
Psychiatric nurses at UCHG vote for industrial action
The nurses voted 83% in favour and 17% against.
# staff shortage
'Traumatised': Seventh nurse attacked by patient in Kerry psychiatric unit
Six other attacks on nurses took place in a ten-day period earlier this month.
Clinicians brand mental health report as 'damning indictment' of minister's work
The Psychiatric Nurses Association say that the government’s roadmap for improvements in the sector needs to be overhauled.
# Mental Health
Psychiatric patients pay the price as consultant leave goes uncovered
The PNA said yesterday that there has been an “unacceptable deterioration in the mental health service” in the region.
# Mental Health
Psychiatric nurses reject Lynch comments, claim Galway unit 'anything but safe'
The HSA has been called in to examine the unit at UCHG after the death of a patient last week.
# Child Protection
Email with personal details of girl found at GPO accidentally sent to member of public
The message contained specific details about the young teenager’s physical and mental wellbeing and a photograph of her in hospital.
# Roscommon Hospital
'Staffing still a problem' at Roscommon psychiatric unit
Minister of State Kathleen Lynch said there have been some “blockages” to implementing the government’s Vision for Change at the hospital.
# Psychiatric Care
TD slams 'chaotic' plan to move MORE patients into struggling psychiatric unit
Denis Naughten has demanded an immediate audit of staffing levels, saying it’s clear the current levels are inadequate.
# Psychiatric Care
HSE to meet with interest groups over 'mayhem' at Roscommon Hospital unit
Concerns have been raised about safety at the psychiatric care unit at the hospital following the recent death of a mother-of-two and a number of assaults on staff and patients.
# Roscommon Hospital
The one Roscommon nurse out on sick leave was assaulted by patient, says PNA
The Psychiatric Nurses Association denies the Taoiseach’s claims that a staffing crisis at Roscommon County Hospital’s psychiatric unit has been caused by sick leave.
# Mental Health
‘Suicidal man’ turned away from Roscommon psychiatric unit
The unit of Roscommon County Hospital was shut at the weekend because of staff shortages.
# Industrial Action
Nurses warn of industrial action if government legislates for pay cuts
The Psychiatric Nurses Association has called on other public sector unions to threaten a ballot on industrial action if the government legislates to cut pay.
# Pay Cuts
Emergency workers set for national rally on pay cuts
The 24/7 Frontline Alliance represents gardaí, healthcare workers, prison officers, firefighters and paramedics.
# Nurses
HSE cancels deadline, opens nurse graduate scheme on a 'rolling basis'
The deadline was originally today, by the HSE said that due to low number of applications it has extended it on a rolling basis.
# Nurses
Nurses to protest outside HSE headquarters
The unions also said their boycott of the nurse graduate scheme is “working”. They are asking the HSE to enter into discussions with them about finding savings.
Graduate nurses should not accept 'insulting salary' - INMO
The general secretary of the INMO hopes that a graduate boycott of the jobs on offer at the reduced rate will ‘force the HSE back to the table’.
# Health
HSE cuts to nursing staff 'will set services back 15 years'
The Psychiatric Nurses Association of Ireland called the move ‘primary care in reverse’.
HSE called on not to cut funds to day care centre
Four unions have jointly called on the HSE not to cut funds to St Aidan’s in Gorey, Co Wexford, which provides services for children with special needs and older people.
# HSE Fail
Mental health services in freefall
20% of psychiatric nurses have retired.