Phil Prendergast MEP Supports Student Nurses and Midwives Campaign to Protect Pay

Phil Prendergast MEP is appalled by Minister Reilly’s push to further decrease graduate nurses and midwives pay. This action aimed at vulnerable unemployed young peoples in the caring profession is indicative of Reilly’s behaviour since he took office. If the proposed cut is implemented, annual graduate pay for nurses will have decreased by 34% since […]

MEP Prendergast “horrified” at apparent divvying-up of blood board appointments

Labour MEP for Munster, and former nurse and midwife, Phil Prendergast, today called on Minister for Health James Reilly to immediately release the criteria by which people were appointed to the blood board. She also requested an urgent meeting with the Tanaiste Eamon Gilmore regarding the apparent divvying up of appointments to the blood board between […]

Open Letter on Minister Reilly Affair – Prendergast

A chara,              As a nurse and midwife by training, and as a public representative, I am absolutely convinced that the two most important pieces of reform this government must deliver on are healthcare reform and political reform. Events over the past few weeks show the link between the two, and show how urgently we […]

Home Help/Home Care Action Group calls on James Reilly to clarify the private home care business interests of top health policy advisor, Maureen Windle

The campaign group demands that the Minister for Health reveal to the public the business relationship between Maureen Windle, top policy advisor in the Department for Health, and a major private home care company.  John Lyons, spokesperson for the campaign said: “Yesterday’s revelation in the Sunday Business Post that such a senior advisor in the […]

I have no confidence in Reilly and he should consider his position” -Prendergast

Former nurse and Labour MEP for Munster, Phil Prendergast, today said that the revelation regarding the ownership of the proposed site for the primary care centre in Balbriggan Co Dublin renders Minister for Health James Reilly’s position untenable.   Speaking from Dublin, Ms. Prendergast said “As a nurse and midwife for 20 years, and as a Labour […]

Petition to Restore Beds to the Hospital of the Assumption, Thurles

A petition has been set up in an attempt to restore beds to the Hospital of the Assumption, Thurles. The petition was set up by Cllr Jim Ryan, Noel O Dwyer & David Doran to be delivered to the Minister for Health & HSE and can be signed online click here In a statement by The […]

Nursing Unions demand release of report into conditions at Mid-Western Regional Hospital, Limerick

SIPTU and the Irish Nurses and Midwives Organisation are calling upon the Minister for Health, James Reilly, to immediately publish a report by the HSE Special Delivery Unit (SDU) into the unacceptable conditions currently endured by patients in the Emergency Department of the Mid-Western Regional Hospital, Limerick. SIPTU Health Division Organiser, Paul Bell, said; “It […]

A&E at Limerick Regional Hospital “will not close” says Minister

Health Minister James Reilly has given assurance to the city’s Fine Gael TD’s that there will be no night-time closures of A&E at the Mid Western Regional Hospital this summer. Constituents of both Minister Michael Noonan and Deputy Kieran O’Donnell have been deeply concerned by reports a shortage in junior doctors could see the doors […]