Opinions sought on reduction of nurses' working hours

Members of the public are being invited to express their opinion on how nurses' working hours can be reduced without affecting hospital services for patients.

The Commission on Nursing Hours is inviting submissions from the public on the best way to implement a 35-hour working week for the country's nurses.

The commission is due to publish a report on the matter in December.

The Government agreed to reduce the working week for nurses to 35 hours as part of a deal that ended a campaign of industrial action by nurses last year.


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