Wednesday February 26, 2020

HSE agency staff reductions will put patients at risk - union

A HSE plan to implement a 50% reduction in the number of agency staff employed at hospitals in Drogheda and Navan would result in an unacceptable risk to patients, a trade union warned.

27th August, 2012

A Health Service Executive (HSE) plan to implement a 50 per cent reduction in the number of agency staff employed at Our Lady of Lourdes Hospital, Drogheda, Co. Louth, and Our Lady’s Hospital, Navan, Co. Meath, would result in an unacceptable risk to patients, trade union SIPTU said in a statement.

The removal of these staff would lead to increased waiting times for patients, cancellation of elective procedures, increased pressure on Emergency Departments and...

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