As the business of the National Assembly gets underway following an extended recess, provision could be made to afford nurses the opportunity to study and specialise in various areas with Government’s introduction of the amended Nurses’ and Midwives Bill to the National Assembly.Clerk of the National Assembly, Sherlock Isaacs, gave official notice of the legal supplement during last week, which signals that Members of Parliament will soon debate on the amendment. Public Health Minister Volda Lawrence is expected to present the amended bill.The existing Nurses’ Bill, which governs the training and employment of nurses and midwives, has been made law since 1942. However, under the proposed changes, nurses would have the opportunity to study and upgrade their careers through tertiary education and other studies.The law provides for a Nurses and Midwives Council to be established. The bill seeks to make provision for the registration and regulation of nurses, midwives and nursing assistants. It outlines that anyone in the nursing profession found guilty of professional misconduct can face a fine of up to $100,000.Another penalty relates to practising without a valid licence, wherein the bill says that any nurse or midwife guilty of this offence shall be liable, on summary conviction, to a fine of $500,000 and 12 months’ imprisonment.The Public Health Minister had explained to the Department of Public Information (DPI) in September that special attention will be given to training and academic elevation of all staff.
A man has been sent forward for trial after an attack in which a Garda was stabbed and three nightclub bouncer injured in Letterkenny.John Boyle appeared at Letterkenny District Court and was sent forward for trial at the next sitting of Letterkenny Circuit Court on January 31st.Boyle, of 14 Leck Cottages, Letterkenny faces seven charges including five cases of assault causing harm, making threats to kill and producing an article in the course of a dispute. Boyle, 46, was released on bail by Judge Paul Kelly after he was served with a book of evidence by Detective Garda Bosco Gallagher.The case follows an incident on August 14th last outside Voodoo Nightclub at Lower Main Street, Letterkenny.The Garda Sergeant and a bouncer were both hospitalised but have made full recoveries.MAN SENT FOR TRIAL FOLLOWING GARDA STABBING OUTSIDE NIGHTCLUB was last modified: January 24th, 2012 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:GardaJohn BoyleLetterkenny Circuit CourtVOODOO NIGHTCLUB