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INDUSTRIAL ACTION BY PSYCHIATRIC NURSES COMMENCES IN WATERFORD, AND ESCALATES IN KILKENNY, IN RESPONSE TO OVERCROWDING AND STAFF SHORTAGES

Psychiatric Nurses (members of the Psychiatric Nurses Association, PNA)  today (Tuesday 20 th  Feb.) commenced industrial action, while colleagues in Kilkenny escalated their current industrial action, in protest at the continuing overcrowding  and under staffing of psychiatric units in Waterford and Kilkenny.

Today's commencement of industrial action in the Department of Psychiatry, University Hospital Waterford (UHW), and in residential units at Grangemore, St. Aidens and Ard na Deise involves psychiatric nurses not co-operating with non nursing duties. Meanwhile, in a direct response to the continuing overcrowding in St Lukes Acute Psychiatric Unit, in Kilkenny (where there were 50 patients in the 44 unit at the weekend) nurses there are escalating their industrial action (which has been in place since December last) to the next phase.

In both cases nurses have balloted overwhelmingly for action up to and including strike.

PNA Industrial Relations Officer, Michael Hayes said nurses were embarking on industrial action reluctantly, but have been left with no choice in order to protect service delivery to patients and ensure the safety of both clients and staff in services across Waterford and Kilkenny.

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INDUSTRIAL ACTION BY PSYCHIATRIC NURSES COMMENCES IN WATERFORD, AND ESCALATES IN KILKENNY, IN RESPONSE TO OVERCROWDING AND STAFF SHORTAGES

Psychiatric Nurses (members of the Psychiatric Nurses Association, PNA)  today (Tuesday 20 th  Feb.) commenced industrial action, while colleagues in Kilkenny escalated their current industrial action, in protest at the continuing overcrowding  and under staffing of psychiatric units in Waterford and Kilkenny.

Today's commencement of industrial action in the Department of Psychiatry, University Hospital Waterford (UHW), and in residential units at Grangemore, St. Aidens and Ard na Deise involves psychiatric nurses not co-operating with non nursing duties. Meanwhile, in a direct response to the continuing overcrowding in St Lukes Acute Psychiatric Unit, in Kilkenny (where there were 50 patients in the 44 unit at the weekend) nurses there are escalating their industrial action (which has been in place since December last) to the next phase.

In both cases nurses have balloted overwhelmingly for action up to and including strike.

PNA Industrial Relations Officer, Michael Hayes said nurses were embarking on industrial action reluctantly, but have been left with no choice in order to protect service delivery to patients and ensure the safety of both clients and staff in services across Waterford and Kilkenny.

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PSYCHIATRIC NURSES IN WATERFORD REGION BALLOT TO COMMENCE INDUSTRIAL ACTION IN RESPONSE TO OVERCROWDING AND STAFF SHORTAGES

Psychiatric Nurses (members of the Psychiatric Nurses Association, PNA) in Waterford have voted overwhelmingly in favour of industrial action, up to and including strike action.  Nurses voted 89% in favour of industrial action which will commence from next Tuesday, 20 th February.

PNA Industrial Relations Officer, Michael Hayes said

‘This  action to commence in Waterford mental health services is a direct  result of continuing instances of  overcrowding in the admission unit at the Department of Psychiatry,  University Hospital Waterford, where lack of facilities and ongoing staff shortages and vacancies within our nursing numbers are compromising both patient care and staff safety'.

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  3. LATEST HIQA ARAS ATTRACTA REPORT CONFIRMS EXTENT OF HSE FAILURE TO IMPLEMENT VITAL MANAGEMENT REFORMS
  4. PNA SAYS SEANAD REPORT HIGHLIGHTS AGAIN THE SERIOUS DEFICIENCIES IN CHILD AND ADOLESCENT MENTAL HEALTH SERVICES AND CALLS FOR URGENT ACTION TO IMPLEMENT REPORT'S RECOMMENDATIONS
  5. UNACCEPTABLE FOR TWO ADULT ADMISSIONS TO SPEND THE NIGHT ON CHAIRS AT WATERFORD PSYCHIATRIC UNIT - PNA
  6. PNA DEMANDS HSE ACTION IN FOLLOW UP TO DAMNING REVIEW OF ROSCOMMON MENTAL HEALTH SERVICES
  7. Liam Hamill _ Elected to NMBI Board
  8. PNA DESCRIBES LONG AWAITED REVIEW OF ROSCOMMON MENTAL HEALTH SERVICES AS SHOCKING AND QUESTIONS ROLE OF MANAGEMENT IN IMPLEMENTATION OF REPORT RECOMMENDATIONS
  9. PNA DEMANDS NURSING POSTS ARE FILLED URGENTLY TO ADDRESS SAFETY CONCERNS FOR STAFF AND PATIENTS AT KILKENNY MENTAL HEALTH SERVICES
  10. PNA SAYS ATTEMPT BY MINISTER OF STATE JIM DALY TO BLAME UNIONS FOR LACK OF PROGRESS IN HEALTH REFORM AT ODDS WITH REALITY
  11. HSE FIGURES REVEAL UNACCEPTABLE SLOW PACE OF RECRUITMENT TO MENTAL HEALTH SERVICES THAT ARE STRUGGLING TO MEET GROWING DEMAND ACROSS ALL SERVICES
  12. Opening Address by Mr Peter Hughes, General Secretary of the Psychiatric Nurses Association (PNA) to the Joint Oireachtas Committee on Children and Youth Affairs
  13. Horatio represented at ICN Barcelona 2017
  14. MINSTER McENTEE MUST PROTECT CHILD AND ADOLESCENT SERVICES AFTER TALKS FAIL TO AVERT CLOSURE OF 11 CAMHS BEDS AT LINN DARA
  15. PNA CALLS ON MINISTER McENTEE TO INTERVENE TO PREVENT CLOSURE OF LINN DARA CHILD AND ADOLESCENT MENTAL HEALTH SERVICE BEDS
  16. STATEMENT FOLLOWING MEETING OF IRISH MEDICAL ORGANISATION, IRISH NURSES AND MIDWIVES ORGANISATION AND PSYCHIATRIC NURSES ASSOCIATION
  17. ADMISSION OF CHILD TO CHAIR IN ADULT PSYCHIATRIC UNIT UNACCEPTABLE AND HIGHLIGHTS CRISIS IN MENTAL HEALTH SERVICES IN SOUTH EAST- PNA
  18. DISCHARGE OF PSYCHIATRIC PATIENTS WITHOUT FULL FAMILY INVOLVEMENT RECKLESS AND IRRESPONSIBLE SAYS KAVANAGH
  19. NURSES AT ST. PATRICK'S HOSPITAL TO BALLOT ON INDUSTRIAL ACTION FOLLOWING DECISION TO CLOSE DEFINED BENEFIT PENSION SCHEME FROM JUNE
  20. Update - WRC Recruitment and Retention Agreement
  21. HSE Circular 16/2016 Incremental Credit in respect of Nursing/Midwifery Clinical Placement: 2011-2015 Graduates
  22. 4th HORATIO European Festival of Psychiatric Nursing – 11/05-14/05, 2017- MALTA
  23. Virtual Recruitment Fairs have arrived in Ireland
  24. HSE Recruitment Campaign over Christmas
  25. Quality Care-Metrics
  26. MENTAL HEALTH SERVICES LOSE OUT AGAIN IN CONFUSION ON €35 MILLION BUDGET SPENDING COMMITMENT
  27. PNA SAYS RESTORATION OF 2011-2015 GRADUATE INCREMENT POSITIVE FOR EFFORTS TO RECRUIT AND RETAIN NURSING STAFF
  28. MINISTER FOR HEALTH ACCEPTS PAY ANOMALY FOR 2011-2015 GRADUATE NURSES IN MEETING FOLLOWING NURSES PROTEST
  29. PNA IN JOINT CAMPAIGN CALLING FOR END TO PAY ANOMALY FOR 2011-2015 NURSING GRADUATES
  30. ISSUE OF POSTS FOR 2016 PSYCHIATRIC NURSE GRADUATES IN MENTAL HEALTH SERVICES IN THE NORTH WEST RESOLVED
  31. PNA SETTLES DISPUTE AND LIFTS INDUSTRIAL ACTION AFTER AGREEMENT AT WORKPLACE RELATIONS COMMISSION
  32. Industrial Action Update No: 5
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  34. Advanced Nurse Practitioners (ANP's)
  35. PSYCHIATRIC NURSES TO ESCALATE INDUSTRIAL ACTION FOLLOWING LACK OF CONCRETE PROPOSALS FROM HSE ON NURSE RECRUITMENT AND RETENTION
  36. PNA EXPRESSES ‘DEEP CONCERN’ AT REPORTS INTO GOVERNANCE AND MANAGEMENT OF THE NMBI
  37. Industrial Action Update No: 3
  38. PSYCHIATRIC NURSES TO BEGIN INDUSTRIAL ACTION TOMORROW (29th June) ON STAFFING CRISIS IN MENTAL HEALTH SERVICES
  39. Industrial Action Phase 1
  40. Letter from Des Kavanagh re. Industrial Action and Phase 1 Action
  41. 'VISION FOR CHANGE' STRATEGY HAS RESULTED IN REDUCED STAFFING, SERVICES AND INVESTMENT IN MENTAL HEALTH SERVICES SAYS PNA
  42. PSYCHIATRIC NURSES VOTE TO COMMENCE INDUSTRIAL ACTION ON UNDERSTAFFING AND HSE INACTION ON NURSE RECRUITMENT AND RETENTION
  43. PNA SUSPENDS THREATENED INDUSTRIAL IN LAOIS/OFFALY MENTAL HEALTH SERVICES
  44. PNA TO BALLOT MEMBERS FOR INDUSTRIAL ACTION ON STAFFING SHORTAGES THROUGHOUT THE MENTAL HEALTH SERVICES
  45. PSYCHIATRIC NURSES IN LAOIS OFFALY TO BALLOT ON INDUSTRIAL ACTION ON UNDERSTAFFING WITH 20% OF POSTS VACANT IN MENTAL HEALTH SERVICES
  46. PNA CALLS FOR REVERSAL OF DECISION TO DIVERT MENTAL HEALTH BUDGET TO FILL DEFICIT IN HEALTH SPENDING
  47. NEW MINISTER FOR MENTAL HEALTH TO TACKLE DYSFUNCTIONAL SERVICES AND CHAMPION MENTAL HEALTH MUST BE CENTRAL IN GOVERNMENT FORMATION
  48. PNA/RCSI STUDY FINDS 10 YEAR GOVERNMENT MENTAL HEALTH STRATEGY NOT IMPLEMENTED AND TRANSFORMATION OF SERVICES NOT ACHIEVED
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  50. PNA SAYS MENTAL HEALTH COMMISSION REPORT ON CARLOW/KILKENNY/SOUTH TIPP MENTAL HEALTH SERVICES WELCOME BUT ISSUES REMAIN WITH REPORT RECOMMENDATIONS