The Psychiatric Nurses Association’s industrial relations officer for the north west says its curtailment on working overtime will continue until their employer comes back with meaningful proposals about how to deal with what it describes as the crisis in recruitment and retention in mental health nursing.
The association claims nurses are “irate and frustrated” over the situation.
Rory Kavanagh is PNA industrial relations officer for the north west.
He spoke to Ocean FM News earlier.
Peter Hughes – General Secretary of the PNA – says the blame lies with the HSE: