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UNACCEPTABLE FOR TWO ADULT ADMISSIONS TO SPEND THE NIGHT ON CHAIRS AT WATERFORD PSYCHIATRIC UNIT - PNA

The Psychiatric Nurses Association (PNA) said today (Thursday 12 th October) that the situation where two adults admitted to the Adult Mental Health Unit (AMHU) at University Hospital Waterford (UHW) on Tuesday (Oct. 10 th ) night had to spend the night on chairs is totally unacceptable and highlights once again the lack of adequate community mental health services in the South East.

PNA, General Secretary, Peter Hughes said accommodating patients on chairs because of the lack of beds is intolerable for patients and their families and upsetting for staff.

‘Following an incident in May when a child spent a night on a chair at the Waterford AMHU, PNA got a number of assurances from management that these situations would not be repeated. However, on Tuesday two adults had to spend the night on chairs as there were no beds to admit them to. Once again the appalling lack of investment in community mental health services is having consequences for both staff and service users at this unit which has been over capacity on nearly 20 occasions since January. Our message to management is clear - ‘This has got to stop'.'

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PNA DEMANDS HSE ACTION IN FOLLOW UP TO DAMNING REVIEW OF ROSCOMMON MENTAL HEALTH SERVICES

The Psychiatric Nurses Association (PNA) has today (Monday 18 th September) called on the HSE to take a number of specific follow up actions in the wake of the publication two weeks ago of a damning Review of Roscommon Mental Health Services.  The PNA said its' members have raised a number of serious concerns at meetings last week to consider the Review.

PNA General Secretary has now written to the HSE setting out these concerns and demanding a number of follow up actions by the HSE. 

Mr Hughes said PNA has absolutely no confidence in the Implementation Group established to give effect to the Review's recommendations.

‘How can our members have confidence in an Implementation Group that includes some of the Senior Managers referenced in the Review when the report clearly states of  the same Senior Managers that “leadership at a number of levels appeared to be ineffective.” , and finds they did  not implement recommendations by the Mental Health Commission. In light of these findings it is inconceivable that the same managers would be part of the Implementation Group'.

PNA is now demanding that the proposed Implementation Group is:

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Liam Hamill _ Elected to NMBI Board

NMBI Board Elections 2017 

RESULTS 

Intellectual Disability Nurse 
Category 2.

Dear Members

I would like to take this opportunity to thank all of you who voted in the recent NMBI Board Elections, for the PNA Candidate Mr Liam Hamill.

I am delighted to announce that Liam has been elected to the Board, your support is greatly appreciated.

Congratulations to Liam on behalf of PNA Head Office and sincere thanks to all who voted.

Kind regards
Peter Hughes
General Secretary

 

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HORATIO Congress 2018 - Psychiatric Nursing

Theme:  Safe Setting
Date:  Thursday 10th - Saturday 12th May 2018
Venue:  Nordic House, Faroe Islands

CLICK HERE TO VIEW Call for Abstracts Information & Abstract Submission Form

Closing date for Abstract submission is 31th October 2017

HORATIO in collaboration with FPS is proud to announce its forthcoming Congress. The theme of this event encompasses all those things that make Psychiatric and Mental Health Nursing special.

To work in a mental health setting is both an interesting and important issue. Psychiatric and mental health nurses care for the mental health of the population in Europe and all around the world. The topic "Safe Settings" of FPS and Horatio Conference is a multidimensional approach. Human beings are complex. Scarcely a living creature is as vulnerable as human beings during the first years of life. For our growth, it is important to experience safety in our living environment. Many people search in their life for safety in an unforgiving environment/setting.

Horatio invites you to join us either as a presenter or a delegate and meet with colleagues from around the world to share skills and expertise that may inspire us to develop safe settings in every environment.

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PNA DESCRIBES LONG AWAITED REVIEW OF ROSCOMMON MENTAL HEALTH SERVICES AS SHOCKING AND QUESTIONS ROLE OF MANAGEMENT IN IMPLEMENTATION OF REPORT RECOMMENDATIONS

The Psychiatric Nurses Association (PNA) said today (Tuesday, 5th September) that the publication of the HSE Review of Roscommon Mental Health Services was a shocking indictment of management of the services and the extent to which these management failings had compromised the ability of nursing staff to deliver safe standards of care.

The PNA said today’s Review pointed clearly to an emphasis by management on budgets and cost containment over delivery of properly managed services and safe standards of care. It said the finding that budgets were consistently underspent by millions of euro over a number of years highlighted the extent to which the management in Roscommon failed to understand the need for investment in services.

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  1. PNA DEMANDS NURSING POSTS ARE FILLED URGENTLY TO ADDRESS SAFETY CONCERNS FOR STAFF AND PATIENTS AT KILKENNY MENTAL HEALTH SERVICES
  2. PNA SAYS ATTEMPT BY MINISTER OF STATE JIM DALY TO BLAME UNIONS FOR LACK OF PROGRESS IN HEALTH REFORM AT ODDS WITH REALITY
  3. HSE FIGURES REVEAL UNACCEPTABLE SLOW PACE OF RECRUITMENT TO MENTAL HEALTH SERVICES THAT ARE STRUGGLING TO MEET GROWING DEMAND ACROSS ALL SERVICES
  4. FSEM Annual Scientific Conference - 15th & 16th September 2017, RCSI - Exercise Medicine & Physical Activity for Health
  5. Opening Address by Mr Peter Hughes, General Secretary of the Psychiatric Nurses Association (PNA) to the Joint Oireachtas Committee on Children and Youth Affairs
  6. Horatio represented at ICN Barcelona 2017
  7. MINSTER McENTEE MUST PROTECT CHILD AND ADOLESCENT SERVICES AFTER TALKS FAIL TO AVERT CLOSURE OF 11 CAMHS BEDS AT LINN DARA
  8. PNA CALLS ON MINISTER McENTEE TO INTERVENE TO PREVENT CLOSURE OF LINN DARA CHILD AND ADOLESCENT MENTAL HEALTH SERVICE BEDS
  9. STATEMENT FOLLOWING MEETING OF IRISH MEDICAL ORGANISATION, IRISH NURSES AND MIDWIVES ORGANISATION AND PSYCHIATRIC NURSES ASSOCIATION
  10. ADMISSION OF CHILD TO CHAIR IN ADULT PSYCHIATRIC UNIT UNACCEPTABLE AND HIGHLIGHTS CRISIS IN MENTAL HEALTH SERVICES IN SOUTH EAST- PNA
  11. DISCHARGE OF PSYCHIATRIC PATIENTS WITHOUT FULL FAMILY INVOLVEMENT RECKLESS AND IRRESPONSIBLE SAYS KAVANAGH
  12. NURSES AT ST. PATRICK'S HOSPITAL TO BALLOT ON INDUSTRIAL ACTION FOLLOWING DECISION TO CLOSE DEFINED BENEFIT PENSION SCHEME FROM JUNE
  13. Update - WRC Recruitment and Retention Agreement
  14. HSE Circular 16/2016 Incremental Credit in respect of Nursing/Midwifery Clinical Placement: 2011-2015 Graduates
  15. 4th HORATIO European Festival of Psychiatric Nursing – 11/05-14/05, 2017- MALTA
  16. Virtual Recruitment Fairs have arrived in Ireland
  17. HSE Recruitment Campaign over Christmas
  18. Quality Care-Metrics
  19. MENTAL HEALTH SERVICES LOSE OUT AGAIN IN CONFUSION ON €35 MILLION BUDGET SPENDING COMMITMENT
  20. PNA SAYS RESTORATION OF 2011-2015 GRADUATE INCREMENT POSITIVE FOR EFFORTS TO RECRUIT AND RETAIN NURSING STAFF
  21. MINISTER FOR HEALTH ACCEPTS PAY ANOMALY FOR 2011-2015 GRADUATE NURSES IN MEETING FOLLOWING NURSES PROTEST
  22. PNA IN JOINT CAMPAIGN CALLING FOR END TO PAY ANOMALY FOR 2011-2015 NURSING GRADUATES
  23. ISSUE OF POSTS FOR 2016 PSYCHIATRIC NURSE GRADUATES IN MENTAL HEALTH SERVICES IN THE NORTH WEST RESOLVED
  24. PNA SETTLES DISPUTE AND LIFTS INDUSTRIAL ACTION AFTER AGREEMENT AT WORKPLACE RELATIONS COMMISSION
  25. Industrial Action Update No: 5
  26. Industrial Action Phase 2
  27. Advanced Nurse Practitioners (ANP's)
  28. PSYCHIATRIC NURSES TO ESCALATE INDUSTRIAL ACTION FOLLOWING LACK OF CONCRETE PROPOSALS FROM HSE ON NURSE RECRUITMENT AND RETENTION
  29. PNA EXPRESSES ‘DEEP CONCERN’ AT REPORTS INTO GOVERNANCE AND MANAGEMENT OF THE NMBI
  30. Industrial Action Update No: 3
  31. PSYCHIATRIC NURSES TO BEGIN INDUSTRIAL ACTION TOMORROW (29th June) ON STAFFING CRISIS IN MENTAL HEALTH SERVICES
  32. 7th World Congress on Women's Mental Health, Abstract Deadline Extended
  33. Industrial Action Phase 1
  34. Letter from Des Kavanagh re. Industrial Action and Phase 1 Action
  35. 'VISION FOR CHANGE' STRATEGY HAS RESULTED IN REDUCED STAFFING, SERVICES AND INVESTMENT IN MENTAL HEALTH SERVICES SAYS PNA
  36. PSYCHIATRIC NURSES VOTE TO COMMENCE INDUSTRIAL ACTION ON UNDERSTAFFING AND HSE INACTION ON NURSE RECRUITMENT AND RETENTION
  37. PNA SUSPENDS THREATENED INDUSTRIAL IN LAOIS/OFFALY MENTAL HEALTH SERVICES
  38. PNA TO BALLOT MEMBERS FOR INDUSTRIAL ACTION ON STAFFING SHORTAGES THROUGHOUT THE MENTAL HEALTH SERVICES
  39. PSYCHIATRIC NURSES IN LAOIS OFFALY TO BALLOT ON INDUSTRIAL ACTION ON UNDERSTAFFING WITH 20% OF POSTS VACANT IN MENTAL HEALTH SERVICES
  40. PNA CALLS FOR REVERSAL OF DECISION TO DIVERT MENTAL HEALTH BUDGET TO FILL DEFICIT IN HEALTH SPENDING
  41. NEW MINISTER FOR MENTAL HEALTH TO TACKLE DYSFUNCTIONAL SERVICES AND CHAMPION MENTAL HEALTH MUST BE CENTRAL IN GOVERNMENT FORMATION
  42. PNA/RCSI STUDY FINDS 10 YEAR GOVERNMENT MENTAL HEALTH STRATEGY NOT IMPLEMENTED AND TRANSFORMATION OF SERVICES NOT ACHIEVED
  43. Address to ADC by Gen Sec. Des Kavanagh on staffing shortage in mental health services
  44. PNA SAYS 1000 NEW NURSES NEEDED TO MAINTAIN CURRENT LEVELS OF STAFFING IN MENTAL HEALTH SERVICES
  45. PNA SAYS MENTAL HEALTH COMMISSION REPORT ON CARLOW/KILKENNY/SOUTH TIPP MENTAL HEALTH SERVICES WELCOME BUT ISSUES REMAIN WITH REPORT RECOMMENDATIONS
  46. PNA WELCOMES ‘CONNECTING FOR LIFE' NATIONAL SUICIDE PREVENTION STRATEGY
  47. PNA AND RCSI TO COLLABORATE ON PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT AND TRAINING FOR PSYCHIATRIC NURSES
  48. Letter in Irish Examiner from Cormac Williams of PNA
  49. Damien Conlon On Newstalk
  50. PNA CALLS FOR REVIEW OF IMPLEMENTATION OF ‘VISION FOR CHANGE' STRATEGY TO ASSESS GOVERNMENT'S RECORD ON REFORM OF MENTAL HEALTH SERVICES