Be Careful What you Wish For - PS PAy cuts

Fisherman1

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My stepson broke the knuckle on his hand today.

He was brought to a Primary Care Unit – cost 60 Euro.

Diagnosis a broken joint – go to A&E and get an Xray. Probably a broken joint and 80% need for surgery to fix it. Brought to a GP Co-op for exam. Cost 60 euro.

Got a letter for A&E.

He asked tonight what’s likely to happen.

He will be brought to a hospital. Open on a Sunday – heating, lights, handwash etc.

He will be met by a receptionist to record his details. Working Sunday.

He will be met by an A&E nurse/doctor for triage. Working Sunday.

He will be sent to XRAY. Expensive equipment in a heated lit environment.

He will be met by a receptionist to confirm his identity and procedure. Working Sunday.

He will be met by a radiologist to take his xray. Working Sunday

He return to A&E with his xray. Clean environment, heating and lighted, security etc.

He will be met by a nurse. Working Sunday.

He will be assessed by a House Doctor. Working Sunday.

The consultant will probably be called to assess the injury. Working Sunday.

He will probably be scheduled for surgery on Monday.

That brings in a different range of personnel. Theatre staff, anaestists etc.

Do I want this – yes I do.

If it was a car crash that happened to my family I would be delighted to know such an organised collection of professionals was available to tend to my family.

Be careful what you wish for……….
 


Red_93

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Well I am shocked, these overpaid underworked PS scum actually bother to put on the facade of hard work and caring for the sick. :shock:
 

Fisherman1

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The more interesting thing is - we asked would he be better going now (7.00pm) or in the morning. Response - the A&E will be so full of a**holes at this time of a Saturday night it is no place to bring a child. Wait till tomorrow.

So Saturday night for medical professionals involves a series of offensive occasions that are not suitable for witness by a child.

We do NOT pay these people ENOUGH
 

jake76

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How much is ENOUGH? (note the capitalization of enough)
 

darkhorse

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My stepson broke the knuckle on his hand today.

He was brought to a Primary Care Unit – cost 60 Euro.

Diagnosis a broken joint – go to A&E and get an Xray. Probably a broken joint and 80% need for surgery to fix it. Brought to a GP Co-op for exam. Cost 60 euro.

Got a letter for A&E.

He asked tonight what’s likely to happen.

He will be brought to a hospital. Open on a Sunday – heating, lights, handwash etc.

He will be met by a receptionist to record his details. Working Sunday.

He will be met by an A&E nurse/doctor for triage. Working Sunday.

He will be sent to XRAY. Expensive equipment in a heated lit environment.

He will be met by a receptionist to confirm his identity and procedure. Working Sunday.

He will be met by a radiologist to take his xray. Working Sunday

He return to A&E with his xray. Clean environment, heating and lighted, security etc.

He will be met by a nurse. Working Sunday.

He will be assessed by a House Doctor. Working Sunday.

The consultant will probably be called to assess the injury. Working Sunday.

He will probably be scheduled for surgery on Monday.

That brings in a different range of personnel. Theatre staff, anaestists etc.

Do I want this – yes I do.

If it was a car crash that happened to my family I would be delighted to know such an organised collection of professionals was available to tend to my family.

Be careful what you wish for……….
Cost €120 for all that ?
Of course you want others to pay for your health care.
Think a little more carefully....
 

firefighter

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My stepson broke the knuckle on his hand today.

He was brought to a Primary Care Unit – cost 60 Euro.

Diagnosis a broken joint – go to A&E and get an Xray. Probably a broken joint and 80% need for surgery to fix it. Brought to a GP Co-op for exam. Cost 60 euro.

Got a letter for A&E.

He asked tonight what’s likely to happen.

He will be brought to a hospital. Open on a Sunday – heating, lights, handwash etc.

He will be met by a receptionist to record his details. Working Sunday.

He will be met by an A&E nurse/doctor for triage. Working Sunday.

He will be sent to XRAY. Expensive equipment in a heated lit environment.

He will be met by a receptionist to confirm his identity and procedure. Working Sunday.

He will be met by a radiologist to take his xray. Working Sunday

He return to A&E with his xray. Clean environment, heating and lighted, security etc.

He will be met by a nurse. Working Sunday.

He will be assessed by a House Doctor. Working Sunday.

The consultant will probably be called to assess the injury. Working Sunday.

He will probably be scheduled for surgery on Monday.

That brings in a different range of personnel. Theatre staff, anaestists etc.

Do I want this – yes I do.

If it was a car crash that happened to my family I would be delighted to know such an organised collection of professionals was available to tend to my family.

Be careful what you wish for……….
Working on a Sunday in a hospital. Shock horror!

If you've such an issue with working on Sundays, perhaps the medical profession isn't fo you.

Something to think about before you fill in the CAO.

I hope poor Jonnie recovers soon.

I hope you enjoy your Sunday.
 

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"He will be met by a receptionist to confirm his identity Working Sunday. He will be met by a radiologist to take his xray. Working Sunday He will be met by a nurse. Working Sundays. He will be assessed by a House Doctor. Working Sunday. The consultant will probably be called to assess the injury. Working Sunday.
He return to A&E with his xray. Clean environment, heating and lighted, security etc " Fisherman1. Dead right, thanks to porters, working Sundays. Security staff, working Sundays. Cleaners, working Sundays. Maintenance staff, working Sundays.
 

maxthedog

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My stepson broke the knuckle on his hand today.

He was brought to a Primary Care Unit – cost 60 Euro.

Diagnosis a broken joint – go to A&E and get an Xray. Probably a broken joint and 80% need for surgery to fix it. Brought to a GP Co-op for exam. Cost 60 euro.

Got a letter for A&E.

He asked tonight what’s likely to happen.

He will be brought to a hospital. Open on a Sunday – heating, lights, handwash etc.

He will be met by a receptionist to record his details. Working Sunday.

He will be met by an A&E nurse/doctor for triage. Working Sunday.

He will be sent to XRAY. Expensive equipment in a heated lit environment.

He will be met by a receptionist to confirm his identity and procedure. Working Sunday.

He will be met by a radiologist to take his xray. Working Sunday

He return to A&E with his xray. Clean environment, heating and lighted, security etc.

He will be met by a nurse. Working Sunday.

He will be assessed by a House Doctor. Working Sunday.

The consultant will probably be called to assess the injury. Working Sunday.

He will probably be scheduled for surgery on Monday.

That brings in a different range of personnel. Theatre staff, anaestists etc.

Do I want this – yes I do.

If it was a car crash that happened to my family I would be delighted to know such an organised collection of professionals was available to tend to my family.

Be careful what you wish for……….
After your visit too the A&E, you might post exactly how everything went and how much reality mirrored your fanciful post.
 

Fisherman1

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Cool. F**k them all. All them workers on a Sunday.

Lets be clear.

My missis has a serious illness. The implications of a crisis are simply devastational. We both live with that reality. It's NOT pretty. That is OUR truth.

The stepson's issue it true but not serious.

For my missis, who is in SERIOUS illness, am I glad there is a team to greet her?

YES I am.

Am I a PS?

Yes I am.

Am I glad of the team we might need?

Yes I am.
 

jake76

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Easy question. how much should a nurse get for a Sundays 8 hour shift? You said they are not paid enough?
 

firefighter

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We all have our crosses to bear.

Ranting to a bunch of p.ie hacks with internet addiction problems isn't going to help you.
 

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"He will be met by a receptionist to confirm his identity Working Sunday. He will be met by a radiologist to take his xray. Working Sunday He will be met by a nurse. Working Sundays. He will be assessed by a House Doctor. Working Sunday. The consultant will probably be called to assess the injury. Working Sunday.
He return to A&E with his xray. Clean environment, heating and lighted, security etc " Fisherman1. Dead right, thanks to porters, working Sundays. Security staff, working Sundays. Cleaners, working Sundays. Maintenance staff, working Sundays.
All the above will be met with a pay cheque on Friday.

Thanks to industry, who work every day to pay the wages of: Receptionist working Sunday. radiologist working Sunday, nurse working Sundays, House Doctor,working Sunday. Consultant will probably be called to assess the injury working Sunday. His return to A&E with his xray. Clean environment, heating and lighted, security etc thanks to industry..

Fisherman1. Dead right, thanks to porters, working Sundays. Security staff, working Sundays. Cleaners, working Sundays. Maintenance staff, working Sundays all paid by hard working industry!
 

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Guess what, the doctors nurses etc in German and French hospitals do all that on a sunday too and provide a much better service at much lower cost than their Irish equivalents.
Come on in ECB/IMF and sort out the inequity and unfairness that is the excessive public sector pay and pension in Ireland. A conman called Ahern convinced all these publicworkers that they "were worth it" and could have amongst the best pay/pension deals in the world.
 

EUrJokingMeRight

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Cool. F**k them all. All them workers on a Sunday.

Lets be clear.

My missis has a serious illness. The implications of a crisis are simply devastational. We both live with that reality. It's NOT pretty. That is OUR truth.

The stepson's issue it true but not serious.

For my missis, who is in SERIOUS illness, am I glad there is a team to greet her?

YES I am.

Am I a PS?

Yes I am.

Am I glad of the team we might need?

Yes I am.
So are your family presenting as private patients in a public hospital or...?
 

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Despite our paying our medics so well (second higest in the EU) the quality of service they deliver is amongst the in worst Europe, if you get cancer you better book a flight to Latvia, they have higher survial rates than Ireland, considering they only pay their specialist Doctors 900 euros a month, we are getting a very bad deal.
 

Karnak

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It's good to hear of a positive experience in A&E. And no doubt the competent, caring, professional PS workers you mention are deserving of a decent wage. Though in this day and age I don't think working on a Sunday constitutes particular greatness in a human being.

A couple of years ago I was in the fracture clinic, getting a suspected broken wrist seen to. I was waiting in an overcrowded corridoor with a shortage of chairs for about 3 hours only to be told that my x-rays had 'gone missing'. While I was waiting an elderly lady who had been waiting almost as long, began vomiting all over the floor beside her. Myself and others tried to alert staff, but were told by various people that it was an issue for 'the cleaners'. Eventually manager-type woman brought the lady a tray of kidney shaped dishes to puke into, and tried cleaning up the vomit with a bunch of incontinence nappies. The receptionist spent 25 minutes on the phone trying to get through to the cleaners. Eventually a nurse told her she was wasting her time, and that she should dial an outside line and ring the hospital directly if she wanted them to answer. The manager came back to find that the receptionist had been told by the cleaning dept. that they had already cleaned that part of the hospital today and were not going to return until they were scheduled to, tomorrow. That is when the vomit would be cleaned.

Incompetence, gross inefficiency, 'jobsworthness', and uncaring privatised external cleaning agency - all funded by the tax-payer. It's disgraceful, wasteful, and unfortunately not a rare occurence in our health service.

If cuts are going to be made, can't it be done n such a way whereby experiences like yours are the norm, and those like mine are a thing of the past?
 

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Well I am shocked, these overpaid underworked PS scum actually bother to put on the facade of hard work and caring for the sick. :shock:
Well yes that's exactly how these leeches operate - expending an enormous amount of time and effort on pretending that they're putting in the time and effort, etc.

Luckily for us some of our posters here know better.

Mar dhea.
 

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My kid played a football game today. After he was hungry.

Trip to Eddie Rockets? 15 euro for both of us. On a Sunday.

Want a choice of food? Go to the booth and wait for a waitress. Probably chips and burger, but you want the menu to be sure.

Want the burger cooked? Need a grill man with experience to do it right.

Want a clean environment to eat it in? Need a cleaner with dedication to their job.

My kids asked what was going to happen. So I told him we'd eat at Eddies, on a SUNDAY!!!!! and then go home. With food, and cleaning and electricity etc.

I'll then be met by the girl at the til to take my money. Working Sunday.

Do I want this – yes I do.

Should any of these people be paid significantly more than the person working in Eddie Rockets in the UK or Spain?

No.
 

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Did the Governments in the UK or Spain help to drive the cost of living to a level that required such high take home pay just to get by................NO
 


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