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Moira Macpherson

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  • Comment on: Exclusive: European nurses feel chill after Brexit vote

    Moira Macpherson's comment 4 July, 2016 8:39 pm

    I'm looking at Brexit from the other side.
    I am a British nurse living and working in Ireland. I've been here 12 years and can honestly say I have never been made to feel unwelcome or insulted. There has been lots of slagging going on since the vote but these are my friends and co-workers and you only know you're accepted when the there's slagging.
    The general consensus is that Brits are not classed as non-nationals and are considered to be the same as the Irish. Most people think there will continue to be a good relationship and agreement between Ireland and Britain so there will be very little difference once Brexit is completed.
    I have friends deciding who I can marry so I can get an Irish passport despite us all being married and we've decided that if I get deported it has to be to a warm country and my friends are coming too.
    I am appalled that EU nurses are being insulted and abused and I cannot believe some of the racist comments that some people have said in the media. Do people not realise that we are a diverse nation to be proud of because we accept immigrants, in the same way that expats embrace the countries that we choose to live in. The NHS can't survive without immigrants.

  • Comment on: Trusts told to fill only 'essential' vacancies by regulator

    Moira Macpherson's comment 5 August, 2015 9:42 pm

    I live in the Republic of Ireland and the HSE did this from 2009 until last year. The shortages in front line staff is now at crisis point and the HSE is paying relocation and registration costs to get Irish nurses who emigrated to come home. I think this strategy is going to end up costing far more money in the long run, but that doesn't seem to matter because a general election is due next year and the coalition government see it as a vote winner.
    The NHS should look across the water and see what not to do.

  • Comment on: Wirral patients operated on with unsterilised instruments

    Moira Macpherson's comment 15 June, 2014 8:21 pm

    Not sure how this could happen if scrub nurse checked sterility tape and indicators when setting up for the case. It is one of the most basic tasks as the scrub nurse/ODP to ensure that the sterile field is not compromised. I think practitioners need to go back to basics if something so fundamental has been missed. Shame on the CSSD department, but bigger shame on the individual scrub person.