Saturday, February 22, 2014

Four staff nurses earned over €140,000 last year

One staff nurse in the HSE earned over €144,000 last year, one of four nurses to earn over €140,000.

According to figures released by the HSE in response to a freedom of information request, 70 nurses last year earned over €100,000. 

The top-earning nurse was a mental health nurse working in the HSE East Coast area, with two of the other three earning over €140,000 also working in mental health. 

The amounts would have been boosted by unspecified overtime payments and the figures confirm that 19 of the top 25 earning nurses work in mental health. 

The information released also shows that one nurse received €82,258 in overtime, while two other nurses received in excess of €70,000

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