No Vital Signs


Top from left: Dr Edward Mathews, Phil Ni Sheaghdha and Tony Fitzpatrick, of the Irish Nurses and Midwives Organisation (INMO), at the Workplace Relations Commission this afternoon

Phil Ní Sheaghdha [General Secretary of the Irish Nurses and Midwives Organisation] said the HSE had indicated that of the 2,000 workers they intend to employ next year, only 300 will be in nursing and midwifery grades – at a time when there are over 2,000 nursing vacancies.

She said this demonstrated the lack of urgency which health management is attaching to addressing the fundamental difficulties which were triggering longer waiting lists, longer waits in emergency departments, and longer waits to implement a strategy on increasing capacity.

‘Substantive measures’ needed to defer nurses strike – INMO (RTÉ)


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