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14-03-2019, 09:12   #4591
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Ok thats a different story so .,I tend to agree with you as 39 hours is enough and working extra could mean too little sleep .I knew a few nurses ( those supporting families abroad ) who would work a night shift and then work next afternoon .
Although many also work agency when on holidays from their job which I think is fair enough
This is surely a patient safety issue.
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14-03-2019, 09:14   #4592
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This is surely a patient safety issue.
Yes, in my opinion it was .It didnt happen too often but other staff would be aware and have a word about its safety .
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It a minor part of the whole issue and an odd thing to focus on, nursing is middling to ok paid job most are a cog in the wheel of the HSE empire. Why focus on them.

Lots of people work overtime are we going to ban all over time or just over time for nurses?.
If you read the article, it wants to limit the hours worked to a maximum of 48 a week. This gives roughly 8 hours for overtime. It’s hard to have sympathy for someone choosing to work 2 jobs and complaining about the toughness of their main one.
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If you read the article, it wants to limit the hours worked to a maximum of 48 a week. This gives roughly 8 hours for overtime. It’s hard to have sympathy for someone choosing to work 2 jobs and complaining about the toughness of their main one.
Very few have two jobs though.
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Reading the article closely - I get the impression that the curb on "double jobbing" is to allow the HSE gain "flexibility" in terms of its employed staff.

Looks to me that instead of a Nurse working 20 hours HSE and 12 agency hours - the latter when it suits the nurse.

The HSE would like the nurse to do extra hours for HSE BUT the HSE wants to dictate when and where the nurse does these hours.
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It seems that one of the sticking points is that the HSE want nurses to stop working elsewhere on their days off. No wonder they’re knackered.

https://www.independent.ie/irish-new...-37903572.html
Yet, no problem asking them to work overtime
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