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Q. Which areas attract a Location Allowance?


A Location Allowance is payable to nurses/midwives when employed on duties in the following locations:


  •  A&E Departments
  • Theatre/OR
  • Intensive/Coronary Care Units
  • High Dependency Units
  • Cancer/Oncology Units
  • Renal Units
  • Neo Natal Units (ICU)
  • Endoscopy Units
  • Specialist Ambulatory Dialysis Units
  • Geriatric Units/Long-Stay Hospitals or Units in County Homes
  • Acute Admissions Units in Mental Health Services
  • Secure Units in Mental Health Services
  • Units for the Severe & Profoundly Handicapped in Mental Handicap Services*
    (*only applies to nurses in institutions where 75% or more of the residents fall into this category) 

With effect from 1 January, 2004 - (Circular 33/2004)

  • Care of the Elderly (excluding Care of the Elderly Day Care Centres)
  • Alzheimer’s Units in both Mental Health Services and the Intellectual Disability Sector
  • Psycho-geriatric Wards
  • Elderly Mentally Infirm Units
  • Psychiatry of Later Life Service

With effect from 1st March 2019 

  • Medical/Surgical Wards,
  • Maternity Depts 
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