Friday 15 December 2017

Staff pay not to blame for cuts

Madam -- I would like to respond to an article by Maeve Sheehan in last week's Sunday Independent.

I trained as a nurse 27 years ago. I have worked with people who have an intellectual disability ever since.

In the article she refers to Mr Tom Healy, who has a daughter, Sally Ann, who is 27 and has cerebral palsy. Mr Healy speaks about the severe cutbacks in his daughter's service, which is a voluntary body. He believes that the pay increments given to staff under the Croke Park agreement are the cause of these cutbacks.

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