Nurses and midwives gather for Centenary Annual Conference
Over 350 nurses and midwives are meeting for the INMO’s Annual Delegate Conference today (Wednesday) until Friday in Trim, Co. Meath. The event marks the Organisation’s 100th year.
Delegates will debate over 30 motions on topics including:
- Implementing the outcome of the recent industrial dispute;
- Violence against nurses and midwives;
- Language requirements for nurses and midwives from overseas;
- Safe staffing levels;
- Reducing the health services’ environmental footprint.
The conference will also be addressed by the Minister for Health, Simon Harris, on Friday.
A Century of Service, a new book by author and nurse Mark Loughrey, will also be launched on Friday. It charts the history of the INMO, from its foundation as the world’s first nursing union to the present day.
The theme of this year’s conference is “Reflecting on the Past, Navigating the Present, Modelling for the Future.”
INMO General Secretary, Phil Ní Sheaghdha, said:
“It has been an extremely busy year for our members and organisation. From a successful and safe strike to marking our centenary, the INMO’s focus is clearly on implementing the recent Labour Court recommendations and building our professions for the future.”
INMO President, Martina Harkin-Kelly, said:
“The theme of this year’s conference is all about reflecting on our past and looking to the future. The INMO will use this conference to reflect on what we have built over the past century and ensure that Ireland’s nurses and midwives continue to have a united voice, proudly speaking up for our patients and professions.”
Notes to Editors: The INMO’s Annual Delegate Conference will be held in the Knightsbrook Hotel, Trim, Co. Meath on the 8th, 9th and 10th of May.