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

A serious warning for Irish men’s health and what you can do about it….

In an article written in the Irish Independents, Lifestyle magazine the National Men’s Health Policy 2008-2013 shows that men have a lower life expectancy than women and are more likely to die from the major causes of death in Ireland, says Muiris FitzGerald. Here are 10 tips to help Irish … 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

New Maternity Hospital

A new Maternity Hospital planned for Sandyford has finally received approval for planning permission. The new state of the art maternity hospital will be in Sandyford and will exist for women and children’s hospital needs. It will hold 127 single patient rooms with the divisions being paediatric, maternity and gynaecolgy … Continue reading

New Nursing Rules

This week, the Board of An Bord Altranais have discussed new nurses rules to be drafted, to ascertain the accreditation of advance nurse practitioners  and advanced midwife practitioners positions. These new rules will accommodate the registration of individuals in these new sectors of An Bord Altranais’ Register. This will be … Continue reading

Bah Humbug!

Twas a few days before the budget, and all around the house, Nothing stirred, not even a mouse…. What festive cuts can we expect this year and what will it all mean for you and I?  Christmas… Bah Humbug! Assuming that we don’t all get looted while the law is … Continue reading

Do Nurses make good Medical Sales Reps?

Do Nurses make good Medical Sales Reps? We are asked this question a lot and the simple answer is ‘YES’. You might ask ‘WHY’ and the simple reason is, Nurses are good listeners. Of course it is not only being a good listener that gets you into Medical Sales but a combination … Continue reading

New Medical Centre for Dublin

The Board of Trinity College Dublin has endorsed plans to establish a new integrated advanced medical centre, the Trinity Academic Medical Centre (TAMC), in collaboration with its major teaching hospitals, St James’s and the Adelaide and Meath Hospital Dublin Incorporating the National Children’s Hospital at Tallaght (AMNCH). The first of … Continue reading