First and foremost, status and pay of those who work in the sector must be placed on a par with NHS counterparts. This is on grounds of fairness and also necessity. As the age balance switches, it will simply not be possible to retain staff unless they are properly paid.
Month: May 2020
TRIBUTE TO NURSES CROSSES RELIGIOUS DIVIDE
The video includes individuals and church choirs singing the old Irish hymn ‘Be Thou My Vision’ and dedicated to their own local healthcare facility dealing with Covid-19. Included towards the end are quotations from St Patrick’s Breastplate and Irish dancing.
VIRUS: FIFTH OF DEATHS HAVE BEEN DIABETICS
The recent statistics underline the urgent need to ensure people with diabetes are protected and supported, especially as lockdown measures are eased.
VIRUS: JANE’S PAINTING FROM LOCKDOWN
How do children pass the time during the pandemic lockdown? I received a pleasant surprise and an insight into what they are up to when this painting by my granddaughter, 11-year-old Jane Heaney, dropped into my in-box.
BOOKS: SOLACE WHEN YOUR BOOK IS UNBUDGEABLE
His delicate, quivering sensibility is now as one
With Barbara Windsor’s Book of Boobs,
THOUGHT FOR THE DAY
We were searching for equality and unity and all the while we were enforcing differences upon ourselves in the name of justice.