SIPTU Health representatives today (Thursday, 10th November) took part in the inaugural Health Care Assistants Forum with representatives of the Health Service Executive and the Department of Health. The role of the Forum is to examine the role of Health Care Assistants and related grades across the health service.
SIPTU Care Sector Organiser, Marie Butler said: “This Forum is long awaited and gives us a platform to support the future development of the role of Health Care assistants. Our members have fought a long and hard campaign over a number of years to establish a platform that enables them to have a clear and decisive voice at a national level.”
It is expected that the outcome of this Forum will assist in delivering on the SIPTU Health Care Assistants agenda.