A reported €19 million more is earmarked for family medicine compared with 2018, with increases in the number of healthcare facilities and e-consultation options in dermatovenerology, vascular surgery, rehabilitation and pain therapy being added to the existing family doctor e-consultation solutions.The total budget is set at €1.5 billion.Child care boostOther priorities include child health care, which is seeing €2.3 million allocated, including for improved capacity with pediatricians, ENT specialists, opthalmologists and child psychiatrists.Health minister Riina Sikkut (SDE) explained the rationale behind some of the funding:"Children should not have to wait for over a week to see a doctor,'' she said.''The early detection and solving of the health problems of children is an investment for life ... It is clear that in some cases, simply increasing funding will not bring results, as there is a shortage of specialists, such as allergists and psychiatrists. But … [Read more...] about Child health, doctor and nurse salaries among health fund budget increases
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New data from the Finnish Centre for Pensions sheds more light on the income gap between women and men. The centre’s latest survey shows that the average man attains his earnings peak around age 42, while for the average women it takes a decade longer.Men’s earned income usually rises steadily from age 20 to around age 40, whereas women’s income development tends to stagnate around age 30. Women’s earnings often begin to rise again when they’re in their mid-30s.And while women’s salaries begin to rise again, they still have not usually caught with men’s a decade later.If woman wants to be among the highest-earning 10 percent of women, she must earn some 4,200 euros a month. For men the corresponding figure is about 5,600 euros.Men’s average wages 25% higher than women’sThe average wage-earner’s salary was 2,860 euros a month last year, while the median income was 2,610 euros. In other words, half of all workers earned less … [Read more...] about Men reach salary peak 10 years earlier than women, pension centre says
Jennifer McClellan USA TODAY Published 7:32 p.m. UTC Aug 29, 2018 If you have two children in child care, you’re likely paying as much or more for their daytime care than you are for housing. The cost of child care fees for two children in center-based care exceeds the cost of a mortgage in 35 states and the District of Columbia, according to the most recent data from Child Care Aware of America. You’re also likely to spend as much on child care for a young child as you would to pay for a year at an in-state university. Child care costs exceed $20,000 a year in 22 states, including Oregon, Colorado, Minnesota, Illinois, Pennsylvania, New Jersey and New York. Massachusetts parents paid the most, shelling out $34,381. The average cost of one year at a public university for an in-state student is $20,770, according to the College Board. Keep in mind the college figure includes tuition, fees, room and board. Many child care centers don’t even provide lunch. … [Read more...] about Parents pay as much for child care as housing, college tuition. What’s a person to do?
The government wants to increase the number of public sector workers in Health and Social Care who are eligible to receive hazard pay, according to a Government Decision project recently launched into public debate by the Health Ministry. If this project is passed, the 12-15 percent hazard pay of the base salary for work in special conditions like stress or risk would also be offered to medical-sanitary specialised personnel from medical practices organised in nurseries. Auxiliary personnel in nurseries would also benefit from hazard pay of 12-15 percent of base salary. Hazard pay for extremely dangerous conditions, of 50-75 percent of base salary, will be awarded to personnel in: Social care units/centers that offer services to adults and children with physical and mental disabilities; Social care units/centers that are exclusively dedicated to individuals who are HIV positive or have AIDS or tuberculosis; Behavioural rehabilitation units and social care units/centers dedicated to … [Read more...] about Government to expand list of health and social care workers who receive hazard pay
It is our proudest achievement as a country and its extraordinary staff are by our side during our happiest and most heartbreaking moments. And tonight, to celebrate the National Health Service’s 70th birthday, the first ever NHS Heroes Awards, brought to you by ITV and the Mirror, proudly gave our most treasured institution and its extraordinary people the recognition it so deserves. NHS founder, Labour Minister of Health Aneurin “Nye” Bevan, was the guest everyone wished was there. Trailblazing Averil Mansfield CBE – who in 1993 became the first female professor of surgery – was presented with the Aneurin Bevan Lifetime Achievement Award by Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall. “I’m not a hero,” Averil protested. Camilla, in dazzling blue, shook her head. She said: “I not only want to say thank you to this wonderful lady here, but I would also like to say a huge thank you to all of you who work so tirelessly for the wonderful NHS, … [Read more...] about Prince William says health workers are ‘the best thing about the NHS’ at awards