Malta’s Union for Midwives and Nurses says that it will be escalating Directives to ensure that medical staff are, ‘respected and not taken for granted.’
MUMN states that the management of the Mater Dei Hospital are ‘demonstrating great insensitivity,’ towards nurses and midwives. This is particularly important in regard to constant watches on staff and on methadone.
They state that while other entities like St Vincent de Paul bring dangerous drugs to the wards through pharmacy staff, MDH’s management are dragging their feet on helping the well-being of their medical staff.
This news comes almost two weeks after the union had issued instructions to nurses not to leave their wards as the hospital pharmacy is requesting that nurses should now be collecting Methadone instead of carers.
They add that despite submitting a number of proposals and counter-proposals to MDH’s CEO on the issue of methadone and watches, ‘No feedback was given… demonstrating clearly that the issues pertaining to nurses and midwives, are not of a priority to the CEO’s office.’