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Without clear health reform plans, we need sustained improvements on access to quality health and social care

Posted in Articles by saraburke on December 19, 2015

From the Irish Independent on 19 December 2015

This week, there were more health headlines, emanating from a frank interview with HSE chief Tony O’Brien, the deferral of the INMO nurses’ strike action in emergency departments and the publication of the HSE 2016 service plan. (more…)

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This Government has reneged on its pledge to sort out hospitals

Posted in Uncategorized by saraburke on November 30, 2015

Opinion from the Irish Independent on 30 November 2015

Enda Kenny ran for election in 2007 pledging to “end the scandal of patients on trolleys”. By 2011, he was even more ambitious, promising that “the two-tier system of unequal access to hospital care will end”. (more…)

INMO reject Croke Park deal and put forward their own proposals

Posted in Blog by saraburke on May 7, 2010

Over 300 nurses and midwives gathered in Trim for their annual delegate conference on 5, 6 and 7 May. The first motion considered by the conference was to unanimously reject the Croke Park deal. So why did they do this and what are they going to do now?

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