Tag Archives: Department of Health

Minister for Health fails to respond in more than a fortnight to Registered Childminders’ written request for a meeting on concerns 

Childminders left turning away working parents because of lack of clear guidelines on status of essential and key workers eligible for childcare Minister has met with NI Childminding Association to discuss that organisation’s priorities, vital he now hears voice of Registered Childminders themselves Susan … Continue reading

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Unite members vote to accept Department of Health commitments on pay parity and safe staffing proposals

Unite, Unison and RCN members vote to end industrial action which has impacted Northern Ireland’s health and social care service Unite in Health’s four thousand members in Northern Ireland have voted overwhelming to end their industrial action after the Minister … Continue reading

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Unite in health suspends action and will ballot members on Department of Health pay offer

Regional Industrial Sector Committee votes to suspend plans for escalated industrial action Union will recommend acceptance of offer which promises pay parity and further uplift in 2020 Unite Regional Officer for Health Kevin McAdam confirmed his union would be joining … Continue reading

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Department of Health must nationalise Four Seasons nursing homes for benefit of staff and clients

Three thousand five hundred workers and seventeen hundred vulnerable and elderly persons in Northern Ireland face threat as company enters administration Questions must be asked about role of private sector in the provision of social care and how the NHS … Continue reading

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Departmental spending of additional health transformation funds on internal recruitment is leading to longer in-patient waits

Waiting times across the board in Northern Ireland’s Health & Social Care Service are being increased further by focus on internal recruitment Unite has challenged Department of Health to prioritise transformation funding on external recruitment to address acute staffing pressures … Continue reading

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