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]

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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]