Nursing Staff shortage bring Beaumont ED to crisis point

Nurses at Dublin’s Beaumont Hospital are to begin industrial action next month in response to ‘unsafe conditions in the Emergency Department (ED)’. The action by members of the Irish Nurses and Midwives Organisation (INMO) is set to commence on June 10 in the form of a work to rule. This … Continue reading

Care of the Elderly

With the advances in medicine and health awareness there is an increase in the number of elderly in Ireland. The elderly can be a vulnerable group not unlike children. The importance to look after and have the best care available for our ever growing elderly population should be our priority. With old age inevitable for … Continue reading

Emergency Department overcrowding critical

Emergency Department overcrowding critical – Overcrowding in hospital Emergency Departments (EDs) has reached an ‘all time high’, nurses have claimed. According to the Irish Nurses and Midwives Organisation (INMO), 563 patients were waiting on trolleys on Monday morning including 50 in Our Lady of Lourdes Hospital in Drogheda, 41 in … Continue reading

Jackie Brown Medical – Nursing Jobs

Are you looking for a nursing job in the UK or Ireland? We have a variety of jobs available for you to choose from listed below: Practice Nurse – Part Time Contract – Dublin 4 & 14 – €21 per hour Duties Summary – Phlebotomy, Child Vaccinations, Smears, Family Planning … Continue reading

The importance of our Theatre Nurse Managers

The Theatre Nurse Manager is a role model and resource person guiding staff in a Theatre environment which highlights their importance. They must provide guidance and leadership in the delivery of care and nursing practice within the Hospital Theatre environment. The Theatre Nurse Manager is a specialist Nurse where a great deal of expertise and … Continue reading

Congratulations Mini Marathoners!

To all the fabulous women that completed the Flora Women’s Mini Marathon yesterday we offer a huge congratulations! Hold your medal up high and say “Well Done to Me”!! Well done to you all, it was a fantastic achievement! As a participant myself, stiff legs and aching limbs make for … Continue reading

Our Student Nurses – easy targets for the Government?

Student nurses are threatening to take industrial action in protest at Government moves to cut their pay. The student nurses’ pay is to be cut and eventually phased out. Students currently get 80% of the minimum rate staff nurse salary during a nine-month placement in hospitals. Under the pay cut … Continue reading

It’s goodbye to our Health Minister

According to, Mary Harney has brought to an end nearly six-and-a half-years as Health Minister with the announcement of her resignation from the Cabinet. She offered her resignation to the Taoiseach, which has been accepted, and has announced she will not be standing in the forthcoming general election. It … Continue reading