Seanad debates

Thursday, 12 May 2022

An tOrd Gnó - Order of Business

 

10:30 am

Photo of Maria ByrneMaria Byrne (Fine Gael)

I rise today, International Nurses Day, to pay tribute to nurses on the wonderful work they do, many of them in very tough circumstances. I often raise many of the issues that are going on at University Hospital Limerick and how the staff are working in horrific circumstances, but I pay tribute to them because they work every hour when they are at work, and they give it their all to make sure that the patients and everybody within the hospital have a very safe experience. They are so committed to their jobs. I pay tribute to them because it is important to acknowledge the hard work they put in. Many nurses work in nursing home settings or in health centres. They are very committed, and they undertake the upskilling and training they require over many years. I pay tribute to them and wish them all the best in the future.

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