850 assault incidents on psychiatric nurses

There was over 850 incidents of serious assaults on psychiatric nurses across the country in one year, according to the general secretary of the psychiatric nurses association. The main focus of the PNA’s AGM being held in Tralee today is to introduce a compensation scheme similar to that of the gardai and prison officers. In Kerry there are over 100 nurses represented by the psychiatric nurses association. Des Kavanagh says nurses deserve compensation.