Archive for nursing

No full-time hospital work for 80% of graduate nurses

Posted in Life with tags , on 5 March 2011 by Steve

“Almost 80% of the nurse and midwife graduates from Cork University Hospital’s (CUH’s) new degree courses have been blocked from HSE work as a direct result of the system’s recruitment embargo …” (more)

[Fiachra Ó Cionnaith, Irish Examiner, 5 March]

Student nurses deserve to be paid

Posted in Fees and access with tags on 24 February 2011 by Steve

“The situation where student nurses will not get paid for their work placement is deplorable, morally reprehensible and just plain wrong …” (more)

[Killian Brennan, Irish Examiner, 24 February]

Overpaid Irish nurses fail to do their jobs

Posted in Fees and access with tags on 23 February 2011 by Steve

“Given the present cost over-runs in the health service, paying unqualified people 80% of a full wage where everything they do has to be overseen by a qualified person anyway is a massive cost duplication …” (more)

[Mark Lonergan, Irish Examiner, 23 February]

Student nurses should not have to work for nothing

Posted in Fees and access with tags on 22 February 2011 by Steve

“There has been an awful lot of talk over the past three weeks about the need for change, reform, or whatever you like to call it. There has also been an awful lot of talk about the need to create jobs, get the country working and so on …” (more)

[Carlow Nationalist, 22 February]

Union dismissive as FF outlines student nurse pay review plan

Posted in Fees and access with tags , , on 19 February 2011 by Steve

“Fianna Fáil has said the overall nursing budget will have to be reduced even if some form of payment is to be retained for student nurses during their placement period in hospitals …” (more)

[Martin Wall, Irish Times, 19 February]

Coughlan’s major U-turn as nurse row gets political

Posted in Fees and access with tags , , , on 17 February 2011 by Steve

“Student nurses have been called on to snub politicians who don’t support reversing their pay cuts. Up to 3,000 student nurses and midwives took part in a march and rally in Dublin in protest at Government plans to phase out payments for work placements …” (more)

[Cormac Murphy, Herald, 17 February]

Nurses issue election warning

Posted in teaching with tags , , on 17 February 2011 by Steve

“Angry student nurses have warned politicians they will be punished in the general election unless plans to abolish their pay during ward placements are reversed. Up to 3,000 protesters marched through Dublin and staged a rally at the Department of Health over plans to phase out payments to fourth-year students working on wards during a nine-month internship …” (more)

[Sarah Stack, Irish Examiner, 17 February]

‘A review is not a reversal’ – student nurses continue protest

Posted in Governance and administration with tags , , on 17 February 2011 by Steve

“Approximately 4,000 student nurses and midwives took to the streets of the capital today to protest against Government plans to phase out and eventually eliminate their pay …” (more)

[Alison Spillane, Politico, 16 February]

Student nurses warn of cut backlash

Posted in Fees and access with tags , on 16 February 2011 by Steve

“Angry student nurses have warned politicians they will be punished in the General Election unless plans to abolish their pay during ward placements are reversed …” (more)

[Independent, 16 February]

Nurses protest

Posted in Fees and access with tags , on 16 February 2011 by Steve

“Socialist Party/United Left Alliance candidate for Cork North Central Mick Barry this morning said that he would fully support strikes by nurses and midwives against Government plans to slash pay for 4th year student nurses and midwives …” (more)

[Cork Politics, 16 February]

Nurses fight pay cuts for students

Posted in Fees and access with tags , on 15 February 2011 by Steve

“Frontline nursing staff have vowed to press ahead with a campaign of action to reverse students’ pay cuts …” (more)

[BreakingNews.ie, 15 February]

Student nurses should not be paid to work

Posted in Fees and access with tags , on 13 February 2011 by Steve

“I’m not a ‘will I, won’t I?’ type of girl. Having made a decision, I’ll usually stick to it. However, this week, I found myself very torn. Although I hate anything ‘unionised’ where protests are concerned, the marches against the phasing out of the student nurses’ salary had me seriously tempted to go and support them. But eventually I decided against it …” (more)

[Florence Horsman Hogan, Sunday Independent, 13 February]

Nursing Union to continue fight against Govt plans despite Coughlan commitment

Posted in Fees and access with tags , , on 13 February 2011 by Steve

“The Irish Nursing and Midwives Organisation (INMO) has vowed to keep up the pressure on the government despite a commitment from Tanaiste Mary Coughlan to review the decision …” (more)

[Cork Student News, 12 February]

Nurses’ union to keep up fight despite review

Posted in Fees and access with tags , , on 12 February 2011 by Steve

“Union officials last night vowed to continue their campaign against plans to axe student nurses’ pay – despite a pledge by Tanaiste Mary Coughlan to review the decision …” (more)

[Anne-Marie Walsh, Independent, 12 February]

Fine Gael and the nursing cut

Posted in teaching with tags , on 12 February 2011 by Steve

“FG has said it is not prepared to guarantee a 100% reversal of the threatened student nurses pay cut in the course of an election. #ge11” (tweet)

[RTÉ Election, Twitter, 12 February]

Government climbs down over payments to student nurses

Posted in Fees and access with tags , , on 12 February 2011 by Steve

“The Government has relented on its decision to totally abolish payments to student nurses. Tánaiste and Health Minister Mary Coughlan said her department would review the reason for the decision and has promised to retain some level of payment for student nurses …” (more)

[Evelyn Ring, Irish Examiner, 12 February]

Report from Student Nurse’s Demo

Posted in Governance and administration with tags , on 11 February 2011 by Steve

“Big protest by student nurses. More than 500 student nurses staged a vibrant protest at James’s Hospital on Wednesday …” (more)

[John Molyneux, Socialist Workers Party, 11 February]

Student nurse pay cut to be reviewed

Posted in Fees and access with tags , , on 11 February 2011 by Steve

“The Government has rowed back on plans to abolish payments to student nurses and midwives during their mandatory 36-week placement in hospitals in their fourth year …” (more)

[Martin Wall, Irish Times, 11 February]

Student nurses dispute moves to Labour Court

Posted in Fees and access with tags , , on 10 February 2011 by Steve

“The dispute between student nurses and the HSE has been referred to the Labour Court. Both sides entered talks at the Labour Relations Commission yesterday in a bid to resolve the row over pay cuts …” (more)

[BreakingNews.ie, 10 February]

Student nurses and midwives vent fury over pay cut plans

Posted in Fees and access with tags , on 10 February 2011 by Steve

“Over 4,000 student nurses and midwives staged lunchtime protests at hospitals across the country yesterday over Government plans to cut their pay. The action at 13 hospitals is part of the Irish Nurses and Midwives Organisation’ s (INMO) campaign to reverse pay cuts to for 4th year trainees working on wards during a nine-month placement …” (more)

[Evelyn Ring and Louise Roseingrave, Irish Examiner, 10 February]