INMO general secretary Phil Ní Sheaghdha: ‘Refusing to fill vacant posts is adding fuel to the flames.’  Photograph: Nick Bradshaw/The Irish Times

The Government is insisting that controlling the number of staff employed in the HSE is a key element in tackling rising healthcare spending. Nurses (...)

‘Summer 2019 is as bad as winter was five years ago,’ says INMO general secretary Phil Ní Sheaghdha. File photograph: Alan Betson

Almost 7,400 people were left in hospital without beds last month, an increase of 7 per cent on the same numbers left waiting in June 2018, the Irish (...)

Minister for Health Simon Harris: The external review is in response to allegations made by a whistleblower about governance and administrative issues at the board. Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill / The Irish Times

Minister for Health Simon Harris has ordered an external investigation into allegations about the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Ireland (NMBI), just (...)

Almost 250 nurses were assaulted in HSE-run hospitals in the first half of this year, new figures show. Image: iStock.

Almost 250 nurses were assaulted in HSE-run hospitals in the first half of this year, new figures show. Nine out 10 assaults on staff in hospitals ((...)

The “human papillomavirus” is a group of more than 100 viruses which, while often harmless, cause the vast majority of cervical cancers.

A HPV vaccination programme for boys will proceed in September despite tensions around medical staffing levels, the Health Service Executive (HSE) has(...)

The new deal was brokered at the Labour Court following three days of strikes by members of the Irish Nurses and Midwives Organisation (INMO). Photograph:  Alan Betson/The Irish Times

Nurses and midwives have backed proposals to end their long-running campaign over pay and recruitment/retention issues by 62 per cent in a ballot . (...)

The INMO counts the number of patients who have been admitted to acute hospitals but who are waiting for a bed.

More than 10,000 patients were forced to wait without hospital beds last month, according to a new monthly analysis by the Irish Nurses & Midwives(...)

Student nurses Fiona Hanon, UCC/CUH; Sarah Collins, UCC/CUH; and Róisín O’Connell, WIT/UHW, at the Irish launch of the Nursing Now campaign. Photograph: Aidan Crawley

Nurses are “consistently undervalued”, the president of the Irish Nurses and Midwives Organisation (INMO) has said. Martina Harkin-Kelly said nurses(...)

Revised Labour Court proposal: “Among the key recommendations are significant pay improvements, which offer the prospect of better nurse retention as well as a carrot to attract home nursing graduates who have opted to work abroad.” File photograph: Getty

Could the tide be slowly turning for our beleaguered public health system? Recent developments offer some hope, albeit no certainty, for the future. (...)

The INMO said the number of patients who required admission to a hospital bed but who had to spend time waiting on trolleys in March was 9,714.  It said this included 117 children.

Nearly 10,000 people spent time on a trolley in an emergency department on or a ward waiting for admission to a hospital bed last month, nurses have s(...)

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