A Miserly Placement Grant Proposal That Added Insult to Injury

Ireland“As Irish hospitals buckled under unprecedented strain amid a surge in coronavirus hospitalisations, this newspaper reported on a proposal which would have seen student nurses and midwives receive a €100 grant for their time spent working on placement. In theory, the placement grant proposal was an opportunity to make amends, to let student nurses and midwives know that they are valued after the government voted against a motion in December supporting payment for placement (not to mention the fact that Minister for Health Stephen Donnelly didn’t show up for the debate on the motion itself) …” (more)

[University Times, 10 January]

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