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News Update No. 16 : 19th January 2016
Report on National Meeting - ED Representatives. 19.01.16

Dear Colleagues,

As previously advised the INMO, earlier today, held a national meeting, of ED Representatives from all Departments across the country, to review/discuss the revised proposals from the Workplace Relations Commission (WRC).

This meeting was attended by almost 40 representatives and involved a presentation and then a detailed question and answer session covering a range of issues/concerns.

The general feedback, from the meeting, included:

  • wide ranging support for the revised proposals recognising their potential for ED nurses to influence change in their workplace;
  • the need for hospital management to immediately become familiar with the revised System Wide Escalation Policy contained within the new proposals;
  • the need for INMO ED members, attending the hospital level fora, to clearly stipulate, immediately, what constitutes 30% of admitted patients within the department in terms of the total number of bays available;
  • the need for every INMO ED member to familiarise themselves with the proposals, particularly the enhanced escalation policy, so that they are fully familiar with same allowing them to demand implementation on a 24/7 basis; and
  • the need for all ED members to attend local information meetings, having read the proposals, to ensure a full understanding of their potential and how they can be fully utilised.

It was also decided, today, to extend the period, for these information meetings and balloting, which will now conclude on Thursday, 4th February 2016.  The count of the ballot will now take place on Friday, 5th February 2016, with the result announced immediately thereafter.  This should allow further opportunities, for information meetings, to ensure members have an opportunity to attend and be fully informed on what has now been put forward for their consideration.

The dates and times, for local Emergency Department information meetings and balloting, will be determined locally and made known to members in the coming days.
The next meeting of the National ED Implementation Group, of which I am joint chair, is scheduled for 12.00 noon tomorrow (Wednesday, 20th January 2016), at which a full review of the current situation, in all departments, will take place.

A further update will issue, after this meeting, so that ED members are kept fully appraised of all relevant developments.
Thank you for your attention to this note.  I would once again encourage you to watch out for information meetings, in your department, and attend same when they are arranged.

With kind regards.

Yours sincerely

General Secretary

Members Updates
News Update No. 23 : 16th April 2016
Workplace Relations Commission (WRC) held its second review
News Update No. 21 : 16th March 2016
WRC Review of Implementation of ED Agreement
News Update No. 20 : 15th March 2016
ED Talks at Work Relations Commission
News Update No. 19 : 10th March 2016
Following ED Meeting 9th March 2016
News Update No. 18 : 25th February 2016
WRC Convenes Review Of ED Agreement
News Update No. 17 : 5th February 2016
INMO Emergency Department Members - ED Members Accept Revised WRC Proposals
News Update No. 16 : 19th January 2016
Report on National Meeting - ED Representatives. 19.01.16
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