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Update re Member Case

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Dear Colleagues,

Please find attached PNA press release and media coverage in relation to the successful completion of a case for one of our PNA/NASRA members.

This member was placed off duty for 40 months and the PNA supported this member throughout this very difficult process

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PNA WELCOMES SETTLEMENT OF CASE ARISING OUT OF ATTEMPT TO DISCIPLINE MEMBER ON WORK TO RULE IN 2018 INDUSTRIAL ACTION BY NATIONAL AMBULANCE SERVICE REPRESENTATIVE ASSOCIATION (NASRA)

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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.

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ICN NP/APN Dublin 2022

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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.

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PNA SAYS CLOSURE OF BEDS AT LINN DARA CHILD AND ADOLESCENT MENTAL HEALTH SERVICES WILL ADD TO CRISIS IN CAMHS SERVICES AND MUST BE REVERSED

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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.

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  1. PNA ANNUAL CONFERENCE HEARS MENTAL HEALTH SERVICES FACING GROWING DEMAND AND NEEDING SIGNIFICANT NEW INVESTMENT IN SERVICES AND FACILITES THAT ARE NOT FIT FOR PURPOSE
  2. PNA welcomes recommendation to restore pre-2013 working hours
  3. UP TO 600 NURSES IN MENTAL HEALTH SERVICES NOW ABSENT DUE TO COVID RESULTING IN UNPRECEDENTED PRESSURES ON SERVICE DELIVERY AND STAFFING
  4. PNA SAYS MINISTER DONNELLY MUST ADDRESS ISSUE OF PAYMENTS AND ALLOWANCES FOR STUDENT NURSES NOW
  5. PNA WELCOMES MHC REVIEW WHICH RECOGNISES ROLE OF FRONTLINE STAFF IN MEETING CHALLENGES OF COVID-19 FOR MENTAL HEALTH SERVICES AND THE NEED FOR INVESTMENT IN ‘FIT FOR PURPOSE’ RESIDENTIAL AND IN-PATIENT FACILITIES
  6. A FAIR AND JUST CULTURE IN NURSING FREE WEBINAR THURSDAY 27 MAY 3PM- 4PM
  7. ADVERSITY AS AN OPPORTUNITY DR FELIPE CONTEPOMI WEBINAR RECORDING
  8. Spread the Word!
  9. A Face in the Crowd - Event Photos
  10. PNA ANNUAL CONFERENCE TOLD MENTAL HEALTH SHARE OF HEALTH BUDGET CUT AS SERVICES FACE RISING DEMAND AND IMPACT OF COVID -19 
  11. BUDGET ALLOCATION FOR MENTAL HEALTH TOTALLY INADEQUATE TO FUND MENTAL HEALTH STRATEGY AND MEET GROWING DEMAND FOR SERVICES
  12. UNACCEPTABLE THAT NATIONAL AMBULANCE SERVICE WAS AWARE OF LOOMING PAYROLL PROBLEMS FOR EMTs WEEKS AGO BUT TOOK NO ACTION
  13. PNA SAYS IMPLEMENTATION AND POLITICAL WILL KEY TO SUCCESS OF NEW ‘SHARING THE VISION’ MENTAL HEALTH POLICY
  14. MENTAL HEALTH COMMISSION REPORT SHOWS CONSEQUENCES OF LACK OF INVESTMENT IN MENTAL HEALTH SERVICES AND FAILURES IN IMPLEMENTATION OF VISION FOR CHANGE STRATEGY
  15. ACTIONS TO ADDRESS CRISIS IN MENTAL HEALTH SERVICES MUST BE CENTRAL TO ANY PROGRAMME FOR GOVERNMENT
  16. INCOMING GOVERNMENT MUST PRIORITISE FUNDING AND CAPACITY ISSUES TO MEET GROWING DEMAND FOR MENTAL HEALTH SERVICES
  17. OVERCROWDING IN EMERGENCY DEPARTMENTS PUTTING HUGE PRESSURES ON AMBULANCE SERVICES AND STRETCHING PERSONNEL TO THE LIMITS
  18. Result of the ballot in relation to the Recruitment and Retention Dispute
  19. PSYCHIATRIC NURSES PROTEST AT UNIVERSITY HOSPITAL WATERFORD (UHW) AT ONGOING OVERCROWDING AND UNDERSTAFFING IN ACUTE PSYCHIATRY UNIT
  20. PNA SAYS OVERCROWDING IN WATERFORD MENTAL HEALTH SERVICES HAS REACHED NEW LEVELS AND IS PLACING INTOLERABLE HARDSHIP ON SERVICE USERS AND STAFF
  21. PNA AMBULANCE MEMBERS PROTEST AT DAIL IN CONTINUATION OF CAMPAIGN IN DEMAND OF THE RIGHT TO REPRESENTATION BY THE TRADE UNION OF THEIR CHOICE
  22. PNA STATEMENT
  23. PNA MEMBERS WILL NOT WORK BEYOND CONTRACTED HOURS FROM WEDNESDAY FOLLOWING COLLAPSE OF TALKS TO RESOLVE RECRUITMENT AND RETENTION CRISIS IN MENTAL HEALTH
  24. HSE disregards contingency planning for ambulance service during strike action - PNA
  25. PNA AMBULANCE MEMBERS TO HOLD SECOND 24 HOUR STRIKE TOMORROW (Friday)
  26. PSYCHIATRIC NURSES WILL ONLY WORK CONTRACTED HOURS FROM TOMORROW (Thurs. 11 th .) AS PNA SAYS FIVE MONTHS OF TALKS TO ADDRESS RECRUITMENT AND RETENTION CRISIS HAVE GONE NOWHERE
  27. PNA SAYS MEMBERS WILL NOT WORK BEYOND CONTRACTED HOURS IN RESPONSE TO LACK OF PROGRESS IN RESOLVING RECRUITMENT AND RETENTION CRISIS IN MENTAL HEALTH
  28. PNA AMBULANCE MEMBERS TO PROTEST AT DAIL TOMORROW (July 4 th .) AND ANNOUNCE FURTHER 24 HOUR STRIKE DAY IN DEMAND OF RIGHT TO REPRESENTATION BY THE TRADE UNION OF THEIR CHOICE
  29. PNA AMBULANCE MEMBERS' FIRST 24-HOUR STRIKE TO COMMENCE AT 7 a.m Tomorrow – Friday, 31 st May
  30. PNA AMBULANCE MEMBERS TO COMMENCE SERIES OF 24-HOUR STRIKES AS CAMPAIGN ON THE RIGHT TO REPRESENTATION BY THE TRADE UNION OF THEIR CHOICE ESCALATES
  31. Update on Recruitment and Retention Dispute
  32. Update 21.05.19
  33. PNA AMBULANCE MEMBERS PROTEST AT DAIL AHEAD OF MAJOR ESCALATION OF INDUSTRIAL ACTION TO 24 HOUR STRIKES IN DEMAND OF  RIGHT TO REPRESENTATION BY THE TRADE UNION OF THEIR CHOICE
  34. PNA ANNUAL CONFERENCE TOLD MENTAL HEALTH SERVICES STAFFING SHORTAGES TO GROW AS RECRUITMENT AND RETENTION CRISIS WORSENS
  35. PNA AMBULANCE BRANCH TO MOVE TO 24 HOUR STRIKES IN MAJOR ESCALATION OF CONTINUING CAMPAIGN FOR RIGHT TO REPRESENTATION BY THE TRADE UNION OF THEIR CHOICE
  36. PNA SAYS CLOSURE OF ROSALIE UNIT, CASTLEREA, A BREACH OF POLITICAL PROMISES AND IS AGAINST THE INTERESTS OF SERVICE USERS AND FAMILIES
  37. PNA AMBULANCE MEMBERS TO STRIKE FOR SIXTH DAY TOMORROW AND EGM TO CONSIDER FURTHER INDUSTRIAL ACTION IN DEMAND OF RIGHT TO REPRESENTATION BY THE TRADE UNION OF THEIR CHOICE
  38. PNA AMBULANCE MEMBERS TO HOLD FIFTH DAY OF STRIKE TOMORROW IN DEMAND OF RIGHT TO REPRESENTATION BY THE TRADE UNION OF THEIR CHOICE
  39. PNA AMBULANCE MEMBERS TO HOLD PROTEST AT DAIL TOMORROW AND ANNOUNCE TWO FURTHER STRIKE DAYS IN DEMAND OF RIGHT TO REPRESENTATION BY THE TRADE UNION OF THEIR CHOICE.
  40. PNA AMBULANCE BRANCH CAMPAIGN CONTINUES WITH DAIL PROTEST ON WEDNESDAY 27th. MARCH
  41. UPDATE 15/02/19 STRIKE ACTION SUSPENDED
  42. STATEMENT FROM PSYCHIATRIC NURSES ASSOCIATION (PNA)
  43. PNA SAYS REFUSAL OF HSE TO ATTEND WRC TALKS AHEAD OF AMBULANCE PERSONNEL STRIKE IS IRRESPONSIBLE AND CALLS ON MINISTER HARRIS TO INTERVENE TO RESOLVE DISPUTE
  44. PSYCHIATRIC NURSES VOTE IN FAVOUR OF INDUSTRIAL ACTION IN RESPONSE TO INACTION ON RECRUITMENT AND RETENTION CRISIS IN NURSING
  45.  STATEMENT FROM PSYCHIATRIC NURSES ASSOCIATION
  46. PNA AMBULANCE PERSONNEL TO HOLD ONE DAY STRIKE IN ONGOING INDUSTRIAL ACTION ON  RIGHT TO JOIN THE UNION OF THEIR CHOICE
  47. PNA SAYS ONGOING IMPACT OF AMBULANCE PERSONNEL OVERTIME BAN IS PUTTING AMBULANCE SERVICES UNDER STRAIN AND WARNS OF ESCALATION OF INDUSTRIAL ACTION
  48. PNA TO BALLOT FOR INDUSTRIAL ACTION ON ISSUE OF NURSE RECRUITMENT AND RETENTION IN MENTAL HEALTH SERVICES
  49. PNA WARNS OF ONGOING DISRUPTION TO AMBULANCE SERVICES AS OVERTIME BAN CONTINUES INTO SECOND WEEK AND CALLS ON MINISTER HARRIS TO INTERVENE
  50. AMBULANCE PERSONNEL TO COMMENCE OVERTIME BAN FROM TOMORROW (Weds.)  IN DEMAND OF THE RIGHT TO BE REPRESENTED BY PNA UNION