“Nurses never entered into this lightly but their hard work and difficult decisions secured real progress", says Dame Donna Kinnair
“We need details in writing from the Minister but today’s steps are hugely significant and our members can feel proud at the assurances they’ve secured", says Dame Donna Kinnair
“The public knew our nurses were striking as a last resort and for the sake of safer care - their support for us never wavered and we are extremely grateful", says Dame Donna Kinnair
"The new Government must begin work urgently to address the underlying causes of the current workforce crisis and recruit and retain more nurses, as committed to during the election campaign", says Dame Donna Kinnair
“While most people were unwrapping their presents and sitting down to their Christmas dinner, nursing staff across the UK were making sure their patients continued to receive the best possible care", says Anne Marie Rafferty
The College is very pleased to see the enormous – and unique – contribution made by nursing staff recognised in this way", says Dame Donna Kinnair
The Royal College of Nursing (RCN) in Northern Ireland today (Wednesday 18 December) begins a programme of strike action to demand urgent measures to address unsafe staffing levels and deliver pay parity with colleagues from across the UK.
Dame Donna Kinnair, Chief Executive and General Secretary of the Royal College of Nursing said: “With tens of thousands of vacant nurse jobs in England, serious measures are needed and this grant is a first victory for the campaign that our student nurses are running."
"Nursing continues to face incredible challenges and with health at the heart of political agenda I am sure Council will carry on the fight for our members ensuring their voices are heard at the highest level", says Dame Donna Kinnair
“Much was said about nursing during the election campaign, and now the nursing profession must be at the heart of the debate", says Dame Donna Kinnair
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