Addressing understaffing continues to be our main priority in the public health service. The HSE's recruitment freeze is still having dangerous effects for staff and patients alike.
The INMO has had some success in ensuring graduate nurses and midwives are offered contracts, but it is clear that the recruitment "pause" needs to go in its entirety.
To that end, we have once again written to Paul Reid, the CEO of the HSE, seeking a meeting on this issue. A copy of that letter is here. I understand that we are likely to meet Mr. Reid and his team at some point next week.
Mr. Reid also recently attended an INMO event, where Directors of Nursing/Midwifery raised the recruitment issue with him directly.
I would strongly encourage all members to regularly document cases where standards of care and patient safety are at risk.
We will, as ever, keep members updated as soon as we have made progress in our ongoing engagement with your employer
Phil Ní Sheaghdha
Enhanced Practice Contract
Recommendation to increase compassionate leave
Notification from SIPTU of Industrial action.
Q & A, Reasons to Vote YES and more
Guide to the Enhanced Practice Contract Explainer
10 Reasons to Vote Yes
Re Industrial Action & Strike
6th November 2018
Public Service Pay Commission Report
Frequently asked questions (FAQ)
Complete Document here
IMO, INMO & PNA met today to consider Public Sector Pay Commission Report
Unions Representing Doctors, Nurses And Midwives To Meet