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HSE moves to break union grip on staff probes

Bosses want end to employees approving investigating teams

Susan Mitchell

Deputy Editor and Health Editor

20th March, 2016
Five psychiatric nurses at Áras Attracta in Co Mayo recently sued the HSE Pic:

The HSE has urged the Department of Health to legislate for a major overhaul of investigative and disciplinary procedures that would end the unions' veto on investigations.

The HSE wants to be able to overturn existing policies that allow the 100,000-plus health service employees to approve their own investigating team in HSE probes, even after a serious physical or sexual allegation of abuse has been made against them.

The HSE believes the organisation is being...

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