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Spending on agency staff in the HSE west area has increased by 21 per cent in the first quarter of this year when compared with the first quarter of 2012. In the first four months of 2013 HSE West spent €5.275 million employing agency staff compared to €4.354 million for the same period in 2012.
An HSE official has declared there is ‘no financial gain’ to pensioners recently rehired to work for the service following their retirement. Francis Rogers of the HSE said that its policy is not to rehire pensioners “and that is very clear.”
The devil was in the detail as the HSE finally disclosed its cutback plans for Mayo General Hospital this week, which will include cuts in staff numbers through “moratoriums and natural staff turnovers”, reduced working hours for temporary staff (amounting to 7,000 working hours every week off the rosters of 400 temporary staff throughout the region), bed closures to be achieved through essential-only admissions to hospital with day assessment prioritised and direct cuts on elective surgery that will directly impact on patient waiting times.
The HSE West has been told it must deliver the same standard of efficiencies and care as it did last year, but by spending €30 million less. No mean feat one would say, but that has been the task given to the health authority in the west.
Concerned councillors urged both sides to get together to try to resolve the ongoing dispute involving five nurse managers at Portiuncula Hospital which has reached “crisis” point.