Kerry General Terminates 10 New Grad Contracts - 12.02.13
INMO Condemns Termination Of Ten Newly Graduated Nurses' Contracts At Kerry General Hospital
Management at Kerry General Hospital today advised their 2012 graduates, ten of whom had been employed in the hospital, that their contracts would not be continued beyond 24th February, 2013. This will result in a serious depletion of the nursing resources within the hospital, as the graduates involved are a core part of the workforce.
Speaking today, INMO Industrial Relations Officer, Michael Dineen stated;
“It is incredible that hospital management would seek to treat nursing graduates in this fashion. The net result of this will not only impact on the graduates themselves, but will also affect their colleagues on the wards, who will now be expected to carry the same workload, despite losing ten full nursing positions.
This begs the question as to what clinical risk or evaluation took place with regard to this decision? It is not unreasonable to suggest that it can only be interpreted as being an attempt on the part of HSE management to coerce these nurses into applying for the under-paid graduate scheme positions currently on offer by the HSE.”