289. Nurses on the Frontline

The Interconnecting Housing and Health Emergencies
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In this Reboot Republic podcast, Rory talks to nurses about how they are being affected by the housing crisis (paying three quarters of their salaries on rent, huge personal stress) and how its also impacting the health system (hospitals unable to recruit staff due to lack of housing), and on their patients (the impact of stress, substandard housing and homelessness on health).
The podcast starts with Ms Phil Ni Sheaghdha, General Secretary of the Irish Nurses and Midwives Organisation (INMO), and is followed by nurses involved with the INMO, including Jamie Murphy, a nurse in CHI Tallaght who talks about how housing is impacting nurses and their patients, with children from 6 months old with multiple presentations at hospital due to respiratory illness picked up in hotels and homeless hubs. We also talk to representatives of the Indian nurses organisations, including Janet baby joseph, a midwife in Cork University Hospital, representing the Cork Indian Nurses.
The interview with Housing Minister, Darragh O’Brien is out now here:https://www.patreon.com/posts/83243652

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