Today’s session looked at nursing home. A game of ‘pass the parcel’ – a gigantic political failure of our elderly; that’s tragically only too apparent. NEPHET, HSE, HIQUA. All high-powered officials – how poorly they respond to questioning.
WHY NO INSPECTIONS OF DANGEROUS WORKPLACES? Over 200 complaints to the Health and Safety Authority, but not one of them investigated. With the opening of construction sites next week, this has serious implications for control of the pandemic as well as the health of constructions workers themselves, their families and communities.
I questioned HSE officials on issues surrounding the Cervical Check fiasco. This recording is of my questions and their answers. So much time, so much pain, and still – so little real information. The HSE has so many managers, on big money, and so few nurses and doctors, not on big money. What on earth are the managers for? How does the Dept of Health stand over this? Is this ‘the market’ that our government is so fond of, delivering the services we need?
“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 the health and social care service which could cause severe disruption to a system already at breaking point.
The TD had asked a number of Dáil questions of the Minister for Health over the funding for so-called section 39 organisations. Staff in these organisations may be taking strike action as, unlike direct HSE employees, they will not receive any pay restoration under recent pay deals and legislation.Read more »