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What would you ask Leo to do to improve the situation for Nurses?

By Aoife Manning on 16 April 2015

In 2014 there were 8,119 Nurses working abroad this was up from 7,705 in 2013.  In 2014 2,369 new Nurses registered on the system.  One thing is clear there are not enough Nurses to cover the demand and this problem will continue to grow year on year. Our MD Cora Barnes was involved in a d...

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International Nurses Week Celebrate Nurses 2015

By Aoife Manning on 09 April 2015

It is coming to that time of year again, International Nurses Week May 6th to May 12th when countries around the world come together to honour the profession that is nursing. The theme for 2015 is Nurses: A Force for Change: Care Effective, Cost Effective. This year we will be continuing our ...

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The Age Demographic of Ireland is rising

By Aoife Manning on 03 April 2015

The Age demographic of Ireland is rising, but why are we not preparing to keep up with the Aging Population?  Anybody working in the Nursing Home sector will know that there is more of a demand for places for residents within these Nursing Homes whether it is in the Private sector or Public S...

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Remember Daffodil Day is this Friday march 27th

By Jesus Garcia Martin on 24 March 2015

Daffodil Day Irish Cancer Society 2015 Daffodil Day is the biggest and longest running fundraising day for the Irish Cancer Society, Ireland’s national cancer charity. On Daffodil Day thousands of volunteers around Ireland sell daffodil pins and flowers to raise money for the Society’s fre...

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Why did you become a Nurse?

By Aoife Manning on 18 March 2015

  Why did you become a Nurse? Are you still happy you decided to enter the nursing profession? People say Nursing is a vocation or a calling and many nurses may feel this way but what are the reasons that you decided to become a nurse? Becoming a nurse is not something that can be taken li...

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2015 Family Carer and Senior Citizen Handbook

By Aoife Manning on 11 March 2015

2015 Family Carer and Senior Citizen Handbook   Home Instead Senior Care 2015 published their Family Carer and Senior Citizen guidebook. This is a great resource for families who are caring for or supporting their aged family members. The publication gives advice to support a happy and hea...

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HIQA publishes new National Standards for Special Care Units for Children

By Aoife Manning on 03 March 2015

The Health Information and Quality Authority are launching a new campaign to increase the quality and safety of care for children especially focusing on vulnerable children and those who are living outside the family care. These National Standards for Special Care Units have been developed to...

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What is a Detox Nurse Job and is it for me?

By Aoife Manning on 27 February 2015

If you are looking for a nursing job with a bit of edge, something different, then a nursing job as a Detox Nurse could be the career path for you.  In this day and age there is an increased demand for Detox centres as the abuse of alcohol and other illegal substances becomes more dominant in...

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Will Irish Nurses living abroad come home?

By Aoife Manning on 24 February 2015

Will Irish Nurses living abroad come home? In recent days we have seen Minister for Health Leo Varadkar appealing to Irish Nurses and Healthcare workers who moved abroad to return home to take up nursing jobs in Irish hospitals and healthcare facilities after announcing there will be 500 nurs...