In order to cut down on costs, the HSE are implementing the following in Cork University Hospital, according to a source in there:
- Contract cleaners are having their hours cut to save money. Cos we need less clean hospitals with MRSA rampant.
- Staff are going to be charged for parking now, when before it was free.
- The hiring freeze is til December or January, not September as has been stated.
- They are thinking of going back to a monthly pay system instead of a twoweekly system as they can let three people go then.