More than 35,000 nurses have walked out in front of hospitals nationwide today after a last-ditch attempt to avert industrial action in the row over their demand for pay parity. We spoke to three nurses in Ireland about why they’re taking part in the strike today, how it feels to leave their patients, and what changes need to happen. Lisa Kelly (36) Dublin: “I don’t do my job for money… but I got up one morning and my electricity was gone””I don’t do my job for the money. The other night I kept waking after a long day in work, thinking about a patient that passed away and then dreaming about her when I fell back asleep. Money does not come in to that, wages don’t have any place in the care you give or the patients that affect you. I was a teenage mother, I’ve never had money so I’m okay with that. “I did my four-year degree, I did my post grad for a year and have just finished another four-month course. I do these courses so I know more, so I can give my patients better care, so I’m better at my job. “None of us want… Read full this story
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