Tag: health services

Bríd Smith TD challenges government over NASRA ambulance workers

Not content with threatening striking nurses, and letting the children’s hospital costs rip, this government is refusing to acknowledge the right of AMBULANCE WORKERS to be represented by the union of their choice. And shame on Finian McGrath, a supposedly

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Bríd Smith TD says PAY THE NURSES

I spoke in the Dáil today on the nurses strike. In the gallery were nurses, student nurses and their union reps. Shamefully, Minister Donohue saw fit not to attend and Minister Harris left early. Shame on them. There is a

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Bríd Smith TD compares paying the bondholders to paying nurses in the Dáil. 19.12.18

The government say they can’t pay the nurses pay claim – it would cost to much. Well they paid €300 million to unsecured junior bondholders; in the budget they gave €64million to the horse racing ‘industry’. Combined, this would pay

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Brid on TV3 re cervical screening and health service waiting times.

OUTSOURCING KILLS! Last night on TV3, I explained that the Scally report showed the US labs that did Irish smear tests were not accredited by international standards. Minister Harris told me, via Parliamentary Questions (PQs) in May, that they were!

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Going blind unecessarily – because he’s poor

Patrick Foley, in my constituency, is going blind unecessarily. His problem is he’s poor. He could have the cataract surgery he needs, if he could pay upfront for it, under the NTPF scheme, but he lives only on his allowance

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Brid Smith TD speaking on Health Service Waiting Lists in the Dáil

Q: What causes Ireland’s incredibley long waiting lists for health care? A: Political descision making. By running down the public service, people are forced into paying in the private system; result = profits up for the private service providers –

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TD claims Government health funding does not allow for pay rises for non-HSE workers

“Government Policy responsible for possible strike action in health and social care services,” says Brid Smith TD People Before Profit TD, Brid Smith, has said that Government policy is directly responsible for a possible strike of over 8,000 staff in

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