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Real challenge of Sláintecare is funding
Press Release 08.08.18
New facilities must be properly staffed
The Irish Nurses and Midwives Organisation (INMO) has responded to the government’s publication of the Sláintecare Implementation Strategy, and are awaiting an early meeting with the Minister for Health and the Sláintecare office.
The INMO wants to see a focus on solving the recruitment and retention problems in nursing and midwifery, and to help develop nursing and midwifery-led services.
INMO General Secretary Phil Ní Sheaghdha said:
“We have always been strong advocates for Sláintecare and want to see the report implemented in full. More information is needed on the government’s plans than was delivered today, and we have sought an early meeting with government.
“But the real challenge for Sláintecare is funding. There are already hundreds of nursing and midwifery vacancies across the country, which the HSE simply can’t fill.
“Unless the government focuses on solving the recruitment and retention crisis in nursing and midwifery, the expanded services in Sláintecare simply won’t become a reality. Nurses’ and midwives’ inadequate pay has to be addressed.
“And while ministers are right to allocate extra capital spending for the health service, that will be money down the drain unless new facilities are properly staffed.”
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