ALONE – Need For Increase In Home Care Budget ’

ALONE, the charity that supports older people to age at home, is calling on the government to increase funding for homecare following the report that 90,000 bed days have been lost in the hospital system so far this year because of delayed discharges.  This is according to HSE figures provided to Fianna Fáil health spokesman Billy Kelleher. […]

ALONE – The Provision Of Quality Home Care Packages For Older People Is A Necessity

 ALONE, the charity that supports older people to age at home, is calling on the government to make homecare a legal right, ensuring that all older people are supported to age in the community.   Sean Moynihan, CEO of ALONE, commented, “The principle of ageing at home, and having the right and ability to do […]

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 […]

Community Games National Area, Volunteer And Media Awards 2016

On Saturday 26th November, over 350 Community Games volunteers from all over Ireland attended the National Area, Volunteer and Media Awards in the Salthill Hotel in Galway. MC for the night was Tony O’Donoghue and distinguished guests included former Olympian Olive Loughnane, Minister Sean Canney, Deputy Mayor of Galway Pearce Flannery, County Galway GAA Chairman […]

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/ […]

MEP Accuses HSE on Carers Cutbacks Co. Offaly Carers Hit

The HSE has been accused of using the current political impasse to implement a totally unacceptable cut to homecare packages and home help hours which would seriously affect 3,474 Co. Offaly carers who currently provide care to the value of over €42 million each year. In a scathing attack on the HSE independent MEP Marian […]

No Action To Be Taken By HSE On Nursing Home Charges

Independent TD Mattie McGrath has expressed his frustration after the HSE confirmed to him that neither they nor the Minister for Health are in a position to intervene where nursing homes residents are being charged for ‘social activities’ despite the inability of the residents to participate in such activities. Deputy McGrath had brought the matter […]

Edenderry Community Responders to be recognised by HSE at event honouring late Andy McCann

Edenderry Community First Responder Group will be recognised by the HSE as part of the county’s emergency response services at an event in association with the Lions Club on Bank Holiday Sunday May 3 in Larkins, Edenderry. It will be an emotional evening, as the funding needed to elevate the Edenderry unit to Community Responder […]

Latest HSE Figures Confirm Development Of Management “Super” Structures

INMO calls on Department of Health to review senior management structures   In the view of the Irish Nurses and Midwives Organisation (INMO), the latest figures on staffing, released today by the Irish Times, confirm the fundamentally flawed policy which has underpinned workforce planning, in the health service, for the last five years.   Confirmation […]

Mid-west regional hospital, limerick is unsafe due to whole hospital being overcrowded

Members of the Irish Nurses and Midwives Organisation (INMO) are today battling to maintain a safe level of care to patients at the Mid Western Regional Hospital, Limerick. The Hospital is stretched beyond manageable and safe parameters in terms of the volume of admitted patients requiring medical and nursing care, and available beds and nursing […]