New plans for childcare are not doing enough for health workers

A leading North West based INMO official has claimed that the reported new plans for childcare for frontline health workers will do nothing for the vast majority of nurses and midwives.


The INMO’s Martina Harkin Kelly has strongly criticised the scheme, on the basis that many workers do not fall within this “old-fashioned” concept of family structures.


The Sligo based official says that many nurses and midwives are lone parents, or have partners also working on the frontlins, or do not have partners who are in the public sector.