Nurses & front line staff are mentally & physically exhausted

In Blog, Health by Denis Naughten

On the RTE News at One today, Phil Ni Sheaghdha of the INMO said that staff are “mentally & physically exhausted” due to a lack of adequate time off from dealing with Covid 19 during the summer when there is less pressure on our health service.

This comment was made 11 weeks after I specifically asked An Taoiseach to provide frontline staff with additional leave during the summer months (see below)

Now as we face into a second surge of Covid 19 our frontline workers are trying to cope with exhaustion on top of everything else.

This is a recipe for mistakes, mistakes that put lives at risk.

 

 

Taoiseach to examine proposal for additional leave for healthcare workers – Naughten