Paul Bell

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Simon Harris: the expert panel will report back to the Minister for Health  by the end of June on how the Government responded to the pandemic in nursing homes. Photograph:  Colin Keegan, Collins Dublin

More than 1,400 nursing home healthcare workers were infected with Covid-19 while working in facilities where clusters of the disease have been identi(...)

Siptu official Paul Bell  said it was feared that many health workers would develop Post Traumatic Stress Disorder as a result of the pandemic. File image:  Nick Bradshaw / The Irish Times

The Government is facing pressure from a number of trade unions to put in place a compensation package to support more than 7,600 healthcare workers w(...)

Department of Health secretary general Jim Breslin (left)  and  chief medical officer Dr  Tony Holohan, arriving at Leinster House before the Oireachtas Covid-19 Committee sitting. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Chief Medical Officer Dr Tony Holohan said he could not give a commitment on when the 14-day quarantining requirement would be lifted on passengers ar(...)

Siptu has urged the Government to revise the proposed date for the reopening of childcare facilities to help essential workers  are experiencing childcare difficulties. Photograph: Edmond Terakopian/ PA Wire.

Industry Correspondent The Government must immediately revise the proposed date for the reopening of childcare facilities to help healthcare staff wh(...)

Siptu said that 30 of the 51 student radiographers were allocated to two radiology departments, both in major Dublin acute hospitals. Photograph: iStock

More than 50 student radiographers are working on the frontline in hospitals during the current Covid-19 pandemic without any pay, the trade union Sip(...)

HSE chief executive Paul Reid. Photograph: PA

The HSE has estimated that more than 8,000 healthcare staff are in need of childcare support. The HSE also said on Thursday that its survey on childc(...)

Siptu’s Paul Bell says the employers of some of the union’s members ‘have been threatened that they will suffer a loss of HSE funding if staff do not redeploy to other health facilities’. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Some voluntary grant-aided organisations in the health and social care areas are being threatened with funding cuts unless their staff redeploy elsewh(...)

Nursing homes have been particuarly hard hit by the Covid-19 pandemic.

Existing HSE staff can be re-deployed on a voluntary basis to work in private nursing homes affected by the coronavirus pandemic under an agreement re(...)

Chris White (right), CEO of the  NCBI, speaks to demonstrators at the strike on Whitworth Road in Dublin on Friday. Photograph Nick Bradshaw for The Irish Times

Further strike action by workers in State-funded organisations providing health and social services is inevitable unless they receive restoration of p(...)

Paul Bell of Siptu. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

A planned strike by home helps in Dublin scheduled to take place on Friday has been called off. However, stoppages in a number of other State-funded (...)

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