Hospital Overcrowding Hits Monthly High, Says INMO

414 people are on trolleys or in overcrowded wards today (Tuesday), the highest figure recorded this July, and a 22% increase on the same day last year.   Several hospitals have shown a spike in patients forced to wait on trolleys or in overcrowded wards: Cork University Hospital: 60 University Hospital Limerick: 49 Mater Misericordiae […]

Tipperary Nurses to ballot for action simply to provide care

Members of the Irish Nurses and Midwives Organisation (INMO) at both St Patrick’s Hospital Cashel and St Anthony’s Unit Clonmel have commenced a ballot for industrial action because the HSE is refusing to acknowledge nursing deficits and employ additional nurses to provide care for all residents and patients.   In the last number of months the […]

INMO Survey Shows 71% Of Students Considering Leaving Ireland On Graduation

The Irish Nurses and Midwives Organisation (INMO) carried out a survey of 2018 4th Year Students on their plans for when they graduate. The results of the survey are as follows:   71% are considering leaving Ireland; 60% are considering leaving the public health service to work in the private sector; 57% have already been approached […]

March Trolley/Ward Watch Figures Break Several Records

–       10,511  highest ever for month of March –       3,112 highest in one week –       714 highest on one day The Irish Nurses and Midwives Organisation (INMO) analysed its Trolley/Ward watch figures for the month of March (see attached) which were extremely high and broke all records for that month with 10,511 patients waiting for an in-patient bed.  We also […]

INMO Says ESRI Report Presents Major Challenge For Government And Citizens

The Irish Nurses and Midwives Organisation (INMO) welcomes today’s report, from The Economic and Social Research Institute (ESRI), which details the huge challenges facing the health service arising from the significant demographic changes that will occur, in this country, over the next 12 years to 2030.   The report identifies the need for a major expansion, […]

INMO Insist Employers Pay Employees Time Lost Due To Ophelia

The Irish Nurses and Midwives Organisation (INMO) today, in response to enquiries from members, have indicated that they will not tolerate employers deducting pay or insisting that employees take annual leave, as a result of having to stay away from work yesterday due to Hurricane Ophelia.  Pointing to the fact that a red weather warning […]

Unpaid Hours For Nurses And Midwives Must Go – INMO

The Irish Nurses and Midwives Organisation (INMO) rejected as exaggerated, a report from the Department of Public Expenditure and Reform, entitled “Estimated Value of Additional Hours Worked”. The organisation, who represent the vast majority of nurses and midwives, confirmed that the imposition of additional hours, under the Haddington Road Agreement, was particularly penal as they […]

Inmo Pre-Budget Submission Seeks Funding For Implementation Of Slaintecare Report

The Pre-Budget Submission (click here) from the Irish Nurses and Midwives Organisation (INMO), submitted to the Minister for Finance and Public Expenditure & Reform, has called for the government, in the forthcoming budget, to commence funding the change programme recommended in the recently published Slaintecare Report.   This report, which calls for a ten-year transformational change programme, […]

Health Staff Choir Launching Christmas Single In Aid Of Pieta House

The Minister for Health, Mr Simon Harris, will launch the Health Voices Choir Christmas single “Carol of the Bells” and “He Ain’t Heavy, He’s My Brother” as part of the first National Patient Safety Office Conference in Dublin Castle..   The joint initiative between the HSE, INMO and Beaumont Hospital brought together 200 health service […]

INMO To Commence National Ballot For Industrial Action

Special recruitment/retention initiatives required immediately Accelerated restoration of cuts to pay and conditions required under Lansdowne Road Agreement   The Executive Council, of the Irish Nurses and Midwives Organisation’s (INMO), has unanimously decided to commence a nationwide ballot of members in protest at their current working environment and the failure of management to recruit/retain nursing/ […]

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