Scenes from an overcrowded psychiatric unit of University Hospital Waterford last week; outside the hospital this afternoon
Outside University Hospital Waterford.
Psychiatric nurses and members of the Psychiatric Nurses Association protest over ongoing overcrowding at the hospital’s Acute Psychiatry Unit.
It follows The Irish Examiner publishing pictures of some patients sleeping on the floor of the unit last week.
The PNA has tweeted: “PNA is demanding that the HSE urgently address the deficit in mental health services in Waterford.
“The situation in UWH cannot be allowed to continue or repeated and the under resourcing and under staffing of the Waterford services must be addressed as a matter of urgency.”
Waterford’s psychiatric nurses to strike in overcrowding protest (The Irish Examiner)
Pics: Cllr John Hearne and Psychiatric Nurses Association
Kildare Street, Dublin 2
Ambulance personnel – members of the Psychiatric Nurses Association (PNA) – hold a protest in their continuing campaign for their right to join, and be represented by the PNA as the union of their choice.
Separately, PNA has announced that over 500 PNA ambulance branch members (including paramedics, advanced paramedics and emergency medical technicians) will hold two further days of strike on Tuesday April 2, and Wednesday, April 10.
Top from left Viv Forde Mike O’ Reilly and Siobhan Kelleher all from Cork.
Previously: We No Nee Naw
Davitt Road, Drimnagh, Dublin.
Ambulance personnel associated with the PNA (Psychiatric Nurses Association) complete their the second day of strike action. Around 500 ambulance personnel are picketing at locations across the country today, as they demand the HSE to recognise the union of their choice.
Two further strike days are planned, for February 28 and March 1
Naas hospital, County Kildare.
National Ambulance Service (NAS) workers who are members of the Psychiatric Nurses Association (PNA) ambulance branch NASRA – are staging a a ten-hour strike at hospitals across the country.
The PNA has warned that it may stage more ambulance strikes if the Health Service Executive does not engage on its right to represent members.
The dispute centres on the Health Services’s refusal to recognise the PNA…
…The HSE said that recognising yet another union would impair good industrial relations within the National Ambulance Service
PNA warns of more strikes if HSE does not engage over union recognition (RTÉ)