Tag Archives: Kevin McAdam

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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Department of Health pay announcement is meaningless and delivers nothing to NI healthcare workers

Return to NHS pay parity across all UK nations needed to guarantee integrity and sustainability of NHS services in Northern Ireland Funding for Agenda for Change restructuring must be extended as well as UK-wide pay increase November 22nd: Unite Regional … Continue reading

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Proposed radical reform of NI Ambulance Service is welcome but must be underpinned by level playing field on pay for paramedics

Political failure has led to situation where paramedics in Northern Ireland are paid eight thousand pounds less a year than those in England and Wales  No guarantees that proposals to recruit additional 300 paramedics to meet 50% surge in demand … Continue reading

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Welcome for HSC Board clarification that 1,800 vacancy figure does not include all Health & Social Care staff groups

Admission confirms figure supplied by CEO for the Northern Ireland Health & Social Care Board, Valery Watts, to the Northern Ireland Select Committee was inaccurate Time for a reality check on status of our healthcare system and meaningful negotiations on … Continue reading

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