Wednesday 13th July 2022: An advanced paramedic settled his High Court challenge to disciplinary action and suspension arising out of his participation in a work to rule by his union in October 2018.
The case was scheduled to be heard in the High Court over two days, but the court was informed on Monday by counsel for the NASRA member and counsel for the HSE that the case was to be struck out with the worker’s legal costs to be paid by the HSE.
The 12th International Council of Nurses Nurse Practitioner / Advanced Practice Nursing Network Conference in Dublin from 21-24 August 2022
The conference will promote stimulating and thought-provoking exchanges, offering delegates the opportunity to meet and exchange ideas and experiences in both an educational and social environment. Through engagement at the conference, we hope a common language and understanding can develop and grow.
Sunday 22nd May 2022: The Psychiatric Nurses Association (PNA) has today (Sunday) strongly condemned the closure 11 of the 23 beds in the Linn Dara, Child and Adolescent Mental Health unit, Cherry Orchard, Dublin. The HSE has confirmed they will remain closed until September at least as a result of staff shortages.
Easter Monday 18 April 2022 is a public holiday and applies to all eligible1 public health service employees. In accordance with section 21 of the Organisation of Working Time Act 1997 (“the OWT Act”), part-time employees qualify for the public holiday entitlement provided they have worked for their employer at least 40 hours during the period of 5 weeks ending on the day before that public holiday.
Exodus of graduate nurses from Ireland resuming and must be addressed urgently
Thursday, 7 April 2022 - The Psychiatric Nurses Association (PNA) 2022 Annual Delegate Conference taking place in Co. Cavan was told today (7th April) that it is inconceivable that the budget for mental health services was reduced from 6% to 5% of the total health budget in 2020, and again in Budget 2022 at a time of unprecedented growth in demand for services.
Addressing the Conference, PNA General Secretary, Peter Hughes said the Covid pandemic had confirmed the historic under-investment in mental health services and facilities.
I hope this finds you well. As you are aware, the INMO, SIPTU, and PNA have been lobbying on behalf of student nursing and midwifery members in relation to financial support due to the effect of COVID-19 on students on clinical placement this year.
The PNA have been in a process of engagement with regard to the recognition of nurses for their response to the Covid 19 pandemic since 2020.
This process included advocating the position with the HSE, which led to conciliation under the auspices of the WRC in September 2021 and engagement with the Department of Public Expenditure and Reform (DPER) in October. It was then to be considered by the Minister with a view to resolving the matter.
Monday 10th January 2022: The Psychiatric Nurses Association (PNA ) today (Monday ) welcomed a recommendation from Independent Body Examining Additional Working Hours chaired by Kieran Mulvey that working time in the public service should be restored to pre-Haddington Road Agreement levels from the 1st of July 2022.
Friday 7th Jan 2022: The Psychiatric Nurses Association (PNA) said today (Friday) that up to 600 nurses in the mental health services are now absent from duty as a result of the impacts of Covid-19 and this is creating unprecedented pressures on remaining staff to deliver services.
These proposals would deliver an extension of the framework of public service agreements, including the most recent agreement the Public Service Stability Agreement (2018 - 2020) which is due to expire on December 31st