PSYCHIATRIC NURSES ASSOCIATION of Ireland

PSYCHIATRIC NURSES ASSOCIATION of Ireland
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PNA Member Information

Health and Safety Breaches

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Dear Colleagues,

Please find below media link in relation to the HSE being fined €10,000 and costs of €13,000 due to four Health & Safety breaches which resulted in a serious assault of three nurses.

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Update regarding Bonus Payment

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Dear Colleagues

The PNA have been in a process of engagement with regard to the recognition of nurses for their response to the Covid 19 pandemic since 2020.

This process included advocating the position with the HSE, which led to conciliation under the auspices of the WRC in September 2021 and engagement with the Department of Public Expenditure and Reform (DPER) in October. It was then to be considered by the Minister with a view to resolving the matter.

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2022 Annual Registration Renewal with the NMBI

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As you are aware all nurses and midwives practising in Ireland are required to have their name on the Register of Nurses and Midwives which is maintained by NMBI and each year it is necessary to pay the annual renewal to maintain their registration.

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PAYROLL UPDATE

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Dear Colleagues,

A meeting was held today with the HSE in relation to an update on payroll for this week and next week.
Personnel from payrolls using the SAP system, I.e, North West, Midlands, Mid West, East and South East travelled to Dublin to manually input data in relation to pay. Non SAP areas ie South, West and North manually inputted on location.

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Payroll Update - Cyber Attack

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Dear Colleagues,

Please see update below from the employer regarding pay implications as a result of the current cyber attack.

“We want to assure staff that a payroll will proceed this week, and this is a key priority.
While issues may arise, we are continuing to work on contingency measures in the event they are necessary.

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Vaccination Rollout Update

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Dear Colleagues,

As you are aware from my previous correspondences on this issue, we meet with the HSE on a weekly basis regarding the Covid Vaccination program and discuss issues regarding its rollout. It would be an understatement to say that the process has had a rough start but we have been assured that improvements are imminent.

Unfortunately, although we did report last week that it was hoped that all frontline staff would be completed by the end of February, it would now appear that completion of all frontline staff will not happen until the first week of March. This is due to the numbers of available vaccines.

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