Saturday 24 February 2018

INMO criticised for 'deeply offensive' and 'disrespectful' social media post

Image shared by INMO on Twitter
Image shared by INMO on Twitter
Catherine Devine

Catherine Devine

The Irish Nurses and Midwives Organisation (INMO) has come under fire for their "deeply offensive" and "disrespectful" social media post about the work of staff nurses.

The image shared on the INMO Twitter page depicts a staff nurse doing all the manual labour while other hospital staff stand around watching.

"Hiring so many managers will not resolve your problems. It will just slow things down and confuse the only one person that is really doing the job," the image reads.

The INMO have been criticised for the image, which members of the public called "insulting".

Paul Staunton wrote: "Nurses are fantastic, hard-working colleagues. What does this say about the union's attitudes to other health care workers?"

Mark Murphy took to Twitter to slam the post saying: "Poor show from INMO. From a surgeon who just finished operating for 12 hours today."

The post comes after controversy surrounding the work of nurses, as hospitals across the country face huge overcrowding issues.

Officials from the Department of Health and the HSE met with the Irish Nurses and Midwives Organisation (INMO) yesterday to discuss demands for an improved package to incentivise nurses to apply for jobs here.

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