The fact that our governments tolerate such nasty restrictive practices shows a mix of ineptitude, political pandering and defeatism in negotiating with public sector unions.
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What are the extra one third doing? Dealing with pen and ink files instead of desktop computerised files? Promoted as chiefs in situations where there are "more chiefs than Indians"? Working fewer hours than their English counterparts with the exception of A&E? Lousy productivity suggested by that one third number needs to be tackled. What chance is there the bureaucratic HSE will do so instead of begging for more hundreds of millions each year in extra budgets?
The commentary on Ireland underlines the worst waiting lists of all countries:
24th place, 630 points (out of 1,000)
Ireland drops in the Index for two main reasons:
In 2017, Ireland is alone in last position for Accessibility, with patient organisations steadily
giving very pessimistic feedback in the HCP survey.
Unfortunately, this was confirmed by the Irish HSE and MoH
after the release of the EHCI
2015 report, when they said in a memo that the programme initiated to reduce healthcare
waiting times in Ireland aims at a target of no more than 18 months’ (!) wait for a specialist
appointment. Even if and when that target
is reached, it will still be the worst waiting time
situation in Europe.
Also the tightening of Outcomes criteria deprived Ireland of some previous higher scores.
Ireland no longer has a total ban on abortion. The requirement that a woman wishing an
abortion becomes subject to judgement on if the pregnancy should be regarded as a
serious health hazard, including suicide risk, is a very minor step indeed towards abortion
as a women’s right, hence the purple score on this indicator
This is an interesting strike for right wingers who believe the market decides! The market here shows pay more for nurses so man up!
7,758 nurses are in management positions, which seems a lot out of a total of 37,525
There is no Keyser Soze
Average earnings for nurses is €57,000.
Strip out higher paid specialist and management roles, average earnings for staff nurse is €51,000.
There is no Keyser Soze
maybe the Bosses in HSE should scrap positions they have difficulty filling.This is very common in private industry in order to stop recruitment and to lay staff off.In the HSE the likes of specialists, consultants ..etc; the head Honchos could do a rebranding job and call them "Advanced Nursing Specialists in........ (Oncology,Paediatry,Opthalomology,Renal, Gastro-Intestinal ,...........).Put a whole list of letters after their titles and qualifications to hoodwink them into accepting lower wages and lower standards.It is par for the course, today people have numerous certs, diplomas, degrees but it is not a guarantee for a good salary and steady job to raise a family here and pay a mortgage that is 50% higher interest payment than on the continent.How come the same sized house and similar locations in Ireland and in Belgium/Holland/Austria costs higher interests on the mortgage within the same monetary union in the Eurozone?
According to the Slattman Pat and his B & W Cat there is no problem in recruiting nursing staff so this should solve the recruiting problems within weeks and by next summer the HSE will be the land of Nirvana and the Lotus Eaters.
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