The Irish Nurses and Midwives Organisation (INMO) and IMPACT have called an emergency members’ meeting for 9am on Friday, September 28th as there is increasing concern among staff working in Cregg House, Sligo relating to the future of the service.
Daughters of Wisdom, who have responsibility for provision of services, have not advised staff of any plan which would ensure a safe and seamless transition of care for clients at Cregg House from October 4th, the date they have advised that they intend to relinquish responsibility.
INMO AND IMPACT officials said:- “This is a totally irresponsible act by Wisdom Services. The staff who, day in day out, look after these clients have not, as yet, been advised who will be responsible for the service after October 4th. We will meet management on Friday as agreed and once again put these questions to them. However if we do not receive any confirmation of a real, and safe plan, we will ask Wisdom Services to put aside their public debate with the HSE, in the interest of clients and maintain their involvement with this service until an agreed plan has been worked out and put in place. Otherwise the clients and those looking after them are going to be the ultimate casualty. Therefore it is now a matter that requires the input of the Minister for Health.”