A senior nurse who took home an electronic leisure device delivered to a residential unit for a vulnerable man, and who concealed she did that for some weeks before eventually returning it, has been censured with conditions attached to her registration.
Everybody is in favour of the nurses. Before, during, and after the nurses’ strike last Wednesday, it was obvious that there was huge public support for their cause. Whether that support is based entirely on emotion or grounded in reason is a moot point.
It’s a time of year for nice surprises and Margaret O’Driscoll of the Neonatal Unit at Cork University Maternity Hospital was on the receiving end when she was rewarded for her work, not least for her efforts with a premature baby boy.
IT IS hard to imagine how work stoppages by nurses in hospital emergency departments are meant to improve the care of patients. Yet that is the course of action members of the Irish Nurses and Midwives Organisation (INMO) have decided to take.