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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

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The Psychiatric Nurses Association (PNA) today (Thursday, 10th June ) welcomed the publication of the Mental Health Commission Review Examining the Impacts and Response to Covid -19 in Residential Mental Health Services and said it was a timely and valuable review of the impact of Covid-19 on a particularly vulnerable part of our health services and the lessons that need to be learned for future investment in mental health facilities.

PNA General Secretary, Peter Hughes the MHC Review highlighted the essential element that front line staff, and in particular nurses provide in delivering mental health services and the enormous commitment nurses made to maintain those services even when many nurses had themselves contracted the virus.

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PNA CONCERNED AT SLOW PACE OF COVID-19 VACCINE ROLL-OUT TO MENTAL HEALTH AND INTELLECTUAL DISABILITY SERVICE USERS AND STAFF

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The Psychiatric Nurses Association (PNA) today (Friday, 22nd January) expressed serious concerns at the delayed and sporadic roll-out of the Covid -19 vaccine throughout the mental health and intellectual disability (ID) services.

Mr Peter Hughes, PNA General Secretary, said there is growing concern by both staff and service users that they are not being sufficiently prioritised for vaccination and are not being communicated properly with on the scheduling of the vaccine delivery.

He said frontline mental health and intellectual disability staff and service users are among the most vulnerable to infection in the health services, yet they are not being prioritised and many of them are now feeling left behind in the current vaccination roll-out.

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  2. A Face in the Crowd - Event Photos
  3. PNA ANNUAL CONFERENCE TOLD MENTAL HEALTH SHARE OF HEALTH BUDGET CUT AS SERVICES FACE RISING DEMAND AND IMPACT OF COVID -19 
  4. BUDGET ALLOCATION FOR MENTAL HEALTH TOTALLY INADEQUATE TO FUND MENTAL HEALTH STRATEGY AND MEET GROWING DEMAND FOR SERVICES
  5. UNACCEPTABLE THAT NATIONAL AMBULANCE SERVICE WAS AWARE OF LOOMING PAYROLL PROBLEMS FOR EMTs WEEKS AGO BUT TOOK NO ACTION
  6. PNA SAYS IMPLEMENTATION AND POLITICAL WILL KEY TO SUCCESS OF NEW ‘SHARING THE VISION’ MENTAL HEALTH POLICY
  7. MENTAL HEALTH COMMISSION REPORT SHOWS CONSEQUENCES OF LACK OF INVESTMENT IN MENTAL HEALTH SERVICES AND FAILURES IN IMPLEMENTATION OF VISION FOR CHANGE STRATEGY
  8. ACTIONS TO ADDRESS CRISIS IN MENTAL HEALTH SERVICES MUST BE CENTRAL TO ANY PROGRAMME FOR GOVERNMENT
  9. INCOMING GOVERNMENT MUST PRIORITISE FUNDING AND CAPACITY ISSUES TO MEET GROWING DEMAND FOR MENTAL HEALTH SERVICES
  10. OVERCROWDING IN EMERGENCY DEPARTMENTS PUTTING HUGE PRESSURES ON AMBULANCE SERVICES AND STRETCHING PERSONNEL TO THE LIMITS
  11. Result of the ballot in relation to the Recruitment and Retention Dispute
  12. PSYCHIATRIC NURSES PROTEST AT UNIVERSITY HOSPITAL WATERFORD (UHW) AT ONGOING OVERCROWDING AND UNDERSTAFFING IN ACUTE PSYCHIATRY UNIT
  13. PNA SAYS OVERCROWDING IN WATERFORD MENTAL HEALTH SERVICES HAS REACHED NEW LEVELS AND IS PLACING INTOLERABLE HARDSHIP ON SERVICE USERS AND STAFF
  14. PNA AMBULANCE MEMBERS PROTEST AT DAIL IN CONTINUATION OF CAMPAIGN IN DEMAND OF THE RIGHT TO REPRESENTATION BY THE TRADE UNION OF THEIR CHOICE
  15. PNA STATEMENT
  16. PNA MEMBERS WILL NOT WORK BEYOND CONTRACTED HOURS FROM WEDNESDAY FOLLOWING COLLAPSE OF TALKS TO RESOLVE RECRUITMENT AND RETENTION CRISIS IN MENTAL HEALTH
  17. HSE disregards contingency planning for ambulance service during strike action - PNA
  18. PNA AMBULANCE MEMBERS TO HOLD SECOND 24 HOUR STRIKE TOMORROW (Friday)
  19. 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
  20. PNA SAYS MEMBERS WILL NOT WORK BEYOND CONTRACTED HOURS IN RESPONSE TO LACK OF PROGRESS IN RESOLVING RECRUITMENT AND RETENTION CRISIS IN MENTAL HEALTH
  21. 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
  22. PNA AMBULANCE MEMBERS' FIRST 24-HOUR STRIKE TO COMMENCE AT 7 a.m Tomorrow – Friday, 31 st May
  23. 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
  24. Update on Recruitment and Retention Dispute
  25. Update 21.05.19
  26. 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
  27. PNA ANNUAL CONFERENCE TOLD MENTAL HEALTH SERVICES STAFFING SHORTAGES TO GROW AS RECRUITMENT AND RETENTION CRISIS WORSENS
  28. 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
  29. PNA SAYS CLOSURE OF ROSALIE UNIT, CASTLEREA, A BREACH OF POLITICAL PROMISES AND IS AGAINST THE INTERESTS OF SERVICE USERS AND FAMILIES
  30. 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
  31. PNA AMBULANCE MEMBERS TO HOLD FIFTH DAY OF STRIKE TOMORROW IN DEMAND OF RIGHT TO REPRESENTATION BY THE TRADE UNION OF THEIR CHOICE
  32. 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.
  33. PNA AMBULANCE BRANCH CAMPAIGN CONTINUES WITH DAIL PROTEST ON WEDNESDAY 27th. MARCH
  34. UPDATE 15/02/19 STRIKE ACTION SUSPENDED
  35. STATEMENT FROM PSYCHIATRIC NURSES ASSOCIATION (PNA)
  36. 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
  37. PSYCHIATRIC NURSES VOTE IN FAVOUR OF INDUSTRIAL ACTION IN RESPONSE TO INACTION ON RECRUITMENT AND RETENTION CRISIS IN NURSING
  38.  STATEMENT FROM PSYCHIATRIC NURSES ASSOCIATION
  39. PNA AMBULANCE PERSONNEL TO HOLD ONE DAY STRIKE IN ONGOING INDUSTRIAL ACTION ON  RIGHT TO JOIN THE UNION OF THEIR CHOICE
  40. PNA SAYS ONGOING IMPACT OF AMBULANCE PERSONNEL OVERTIME BAN IS PUTTING AMBULANCE SERVICES UNDER STRAIN AND WARNS OF ESCALATION OF INDUSTRIAL ACTION
  41. PNA TO BALLOT FOR INDUSTRIAL ACTION ON ISSUE OF NURSE RECRUITMENT AND RETENTION IN MENTAL HEALTH SERVICES
  42. PNA WARNS OF ONGOING DISRUPTION TO AMBULANCE SERVICES AS OVERTIME BAN CONTINUES INTO SECOND WEEK AND CALLS ON MINISTER HARRIS TO INTERVENE
  43. AMBULANCE PERSONNEL TO COMMENCE OVERTIME BAN FROM TOMORROW (Weds.)  IN DEMAND OF THE RIGHT TO BE REPRESENTED BY PNA UNION
  44. AMBULANCE PERSONNEL PROTEST IN DUBLIN AS INDUSTRIAL DISPUTE ON RIGHT TO REPRESENTATION BY PNA UNION TO ESCALATE
  45. PNA NURSES REJECT PAY PROPOSALS AS INADEQUATE TO ADDRESS RECRUITMENT AND RETENTION ISSUES AND CALLS FOR TALKS TO AVERT MOVE TO BALLOT FOR INDUSTRIAL ACTION
  46. PNA National Executive meet in Portlaoise
  47. PNA SAYS UP TO 700 NURSING POSTS NOW VACANT ACROSS MENTAL HEALTH SERVICES WHILE PAY COMMISSION FAILS TO ADDRESS NURSE RECRUITMENT AND RETENTION ISSUE
  48. PNA Meeting with Minister for Mental Health, Mr Jim Daly
  49. PNA WELCOMES APPOINTMENT OF NEW ADVANCED NURSE PRACTITIONER POSTS AS IMPORTANT CONTRIBUTION TO ADDRESSING ONGOING CRISIS IN CHILD AND ADOLESCENT MENTAL HEALTH SERVICES
  50. ADVANCED NURSE PRACTITIONERS AND NOT ONLINE CONSULTATIONS ARE KEY TO MEETING SOARING DEMANDS FOR CHILD AND ADOLESCENT MENTAL HEALTH SERVICES