USI: Student Nurses, Midwives on Placement Need ‘Urgent Clarity’

Posted in Governance and administration on March 24th, 2020 by steve

“The Union of Students in Ireland (USI) has called for ‘urgent clarity’ on the situation for student nurses and midwives on placement in hospitals, arguing they need clarification on whether they’ll have to repay hours they miss as a result of the coronavirus pandemic …” (more)

[Emer Moreau and Jordan Nann, University Times, 24 March]

Tags: , , , ,

Brexit may stem outflow of nursing staff, claims recruiter

Posted in Life on June 13th, 2017 by steve

Ireland“The United Kingdom ’s exit from the European Union may cut the numbers of nurses who are quitting Irish hospitals to work in the National Health Service, a leading healthcare recruiter has said. The number of applications by nurses from other EU countries to work in English hospitals has fallen by 96% since last year’s Brexit referendum, it was announced on Monday …” (more)

[Elaine Edwards, Irish Times, 12 June]

Tags: , , , ,

Attitude Towards Student Nurses and Midwives Must be Radically Altered

Posted in Governance and administration on October 26th, 2015 by steve

Ireland“The recent threat of strike organised by the Irish Nurses and Midwives Organisation (INMO) has been successful in stalling the decision of the HSE, but their demands must be met …” (more)

[University Times, 25 October]

Tags: , , ,

Student Nurses Threaten Strike if Fair Pay Proposal not Granted

Posted in Governance and administration on October 22nd, 2015 by steve

Ireland“A new online campaign to revise the starting pay rate of €6.49 an hour for intern nurses and midwives has been launched, with its leaders telling The University Times that if the Health Service Executive (HSE) declines to change the pay scale: ‘Strike is one hundred percent an option’ …” (more)

[Emer Gerrard, University Times, 21 October]

Tags: , , , ,

Patients more likely to die where nurses have fewer degrees

Posted in Life on February 26th, 2014 by steve

“Patients are more likely to die after common surgical procedures when they are cared for in hospitals where nurses have heavier workloads and fewer university degrees …” (more)

[Eilish O’Regan, Independent, 26 February]

Tags: ,