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A row has erupted between the country’s largest health sector unions over the new pay campaign launched by the Irish Nurses Organisation (INO). Impact, which represents 26,000 health workers, has criticised the INO in a letter to health employers over the claim lodged by nurses in the wake of the…
A retired health worker has been disciplined by the Nursing and Midwifery Council over the death of an orphan and injury to his brother. Claire McDonnell, 66, was in charge of the care of David and Samuel Briggs. The Romanian twins were adopted by a Northern Ireland missionary, who was…
Unions in the health service are reportedly asking their members to begin a campaign of non-co-operation with the recruitment freeze being imposed by the HSE.
Services to help victims of the Troubles are uncoordinated and lack any long-term funding strategy, a report has suggested. Victims Commissioner Bertha McDougall warned that available money would be dramatically reduced by 2007. "The over-riding impression is that services for victims are policy-driven rather than focused on specific and changing…