Student radiographers at great risk for no reward
SIPTU representatives have written to the Minister for Health, Stephen Donnelly seeking an emergency meeting in order to address serious concerns and challenges raised by student radiographers on clinical placement during the pandemic.
SIPTU Industrial Organiser, John McCamley, said: “The present situation is completely unsustainable. Student radiographers are making an essential contribution on the frontline and not being recognised at all for it.
The reality is that clinical placements involve direct patient care and assisting qualified radiographers in x-ray departments and theatres in hospitals.
As it stands, student radiographers are being asked to put themselves at great risk for no reward.”