Agency nurses in Waterford and surrounding counties have experienced significant wage cuts since the Health Service Executive (HSE) appointed a new nursing agency supplier on February 7th.
One Waterford-born nurse claims the move represents the “thin end of the wedge” when it comes to health service cuts likely to be implemented over the lifetime of the new government.
On February 7th, the HSE appointed the Nurse on Call agency as exclusive supplier to all hospitals it manages and funds hospitals outside of the HSE West area.