Sunday Video: Keep Safe. Keep well. Thank you for your service
Defeating the Covid-19 virus will require a huge effort from workers, across the public and private sectors, to ensure that the health service operates to its maximum in the defence of our citizens and communities.
This week, SIPTU representatives raised members concerns over the availability of Personal Protective Equipment for all health staff, adequate childcare arrangements for workers and we called on the Government to urgently review its approach to testing all health workers for COVID-19 regularly.
SIPTU Health representatives also confirmed that members will not be financially disadvantaged if interim rosters are introduced for the duration of COVID-19.
If we are to learn from the experiences of other countries which have successfully combatted the coronavirus surge in hospitals it must be to ensure the health and safety of all workers caring for COVID-19 patients.
Getting these critical elements of COVID-19 control right can only help public health officials bring this public health emergency to an earlier end.
Keep safe. Keep well and thank you for your service to our country.