Paul Pace

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Paul Pace said : “We have suspended the strike after the government came forward with a proper offer,” External link

timesofmalta Wednesday, May 11, 2022 1:18:00 PM EAT

Paul Pace said : “The proposal put forward by the government finally makes sense,” External link

timesofmalta Wednesday, May 11, 2022 1:18:00 PM EAT

Paul Pace said ( about Paul Pace ) : “We never expected that this way would come and it is shocking to see the police bring such serious accusations against the man who ended up saving that same patient’s life,” “Joe Pace Is beloved by not only the staff but the patients and their families too. You can depend on him to tackle every problem and he will go into the fire for you. Despite being a vulnerable person himself, he still did his duty and came to serve his patients during the pandemic” External link

timesofmalta Wednesday, May 4, 2022 2:02:00 PM EAT

Paul Pace said : “The Health Minister has been cold, callous and unwilling to act in what is essentially persecution against one of our members,” External link

timesofmalta Wednesday, May 4, 2022 2:02:00 PM EAT

Paul Pace said : “We are being constantly threatened with court. This is the third nurse to be sent to court over constant watches, something which requires one-to-one nursing 24 hours a day. However, nurses are ‘out of stock’ here and instead we end up taking them to court. What blame do nurses have?” External link

MaltaToday Wednesday, May 4, 2022 1:30:00 PM EAT

Paul Pace said : “This nurse delegated people and even went down to the ward himself, ending up saving the patient’s life. The police should have realised that this person went out of his way to help the patient,” External link

MaltaToday Wednesday, May 4, 2022 1:30:00 PM EAT

Paul Pace said : “They can send us all to prison but we don’t mind. We will go to prison with this guy,” External link

MaltaToday Wednesday, May 4, 2022 1:30:00 PM EAT

Paul Pace said ( about Chris Fearne ) : "Fearne's comments are a lie. I've forgotten when we last had a meeting with the government on phlebotomists although we are set to meet again on Monday," External link

timesofmalta Friday, April 22, 2022 7:57:00 PM EAT

Paul Pace said : "They come with a 'take it or leave it' approach and do not do anything to try and resolve the issue. The government is happier outsourcing services than paying its own people," External link

timesofmalta Friday, April 22, 2022 7:57:00 PM EAT

Paul Pace said ( about Chris Fearne ) : "Fearne's comments are a lie. I've forgotten when we last had a meeting with the government on phlebotomists although we are set to meet again on Monday," External link

timesofmalta Friday, April 22, 2022 6:17:00 PM EAT

Paul Pace said : "They come with a 'take it or leave it' approach and do not do anything to try and resolve the issue. The government is happier outsourcing services than paying its own people," External link

timesofmalta Friday, April 22, 2022 6:17:00 PM EAT

Paul Pace said : “We are facing a lack of human resources. In specialised COVID-19 wards, standards require five nurses for every 20 patients, but we are lucky to have just three on a good day,” External link

MaltaToday Sunday, April 10, 2022 3:22:00 PM EAT

Paul Pace said : “Nurses are the worst-hit profession, as they are the only ones tasked with managing a ward. Other specialists like doctors and physios visit the patient and then leave,” External link

MaltaToday Sunday, April 10, 2022 3:22:00 PM EAT

Paul Pace said ( about Mater Dei ) : “The biggest issue we are facing are patients admitted to hospital without knowing they are positive to COVID-19. We are in a situation where people do not know they are sick, and are admitted to hospital without knowing they have the virus, and therefore can spread it. There are over 150 cases at Mater Dei Hospital. This means work has doubled and sometimes even trebled, in order to get them through the whole procedure,” External link

MaltaToday Sunday, April 10, 2022 3:22:00 PM EAT

Paul Pace said : "We have had hundreds of nurses leaving the profession, seeking better conditions in other countries. To make matters worse, a good number of those graduating are opting to go to medical school and so they never actually join the workforce as nurses," External link

timesofmalta Wednesday, March 16, 2022 6:41:00 PM EAT

Paul Pace said : "They offer them free flights, free accommodation and the pay is better...of course they'll leave. Nurses here need better conditions and not clapping and coins," External link

timesofmalta Wednesday, March 16, 2022 6:41:00 PM EAT

Paul Pace said : “It hurts when nurses and other medical professionals leave the job. This has to stop immediately and measures have to be taken,” External link

MaltaToday Tuesday, March 8, 2022 4:49:00 PM EAT

Paul Pace added ( about The UK ) : “Take a factory for instance, where hundreds of workers are close to each other for long periods of time, you cannot just have people back after five days. The same goes for those who are employed in hospitals,” External link

timesofmalta Monday, January 24, 2022 11:24:00 AM EAT

Paul Pace said : “The role of the permanent secretary is to address these issues. With a simple telephone call, this issue could have been addressed,” External link

MaltaIndipendent Saturday, January 22, 2022 12:22:00 AM EAT

Paul Pace said : “I don’t understand how we can pinch our pennies with experienced local workers then throw money around when it comes to direct orders and private contractors,” “These people are heroes. Without their work we would not have lifesaving equipment, they make sure that the hospital is a safe place for both patients and the people who work there” External link

timesofmalta Wednesday, January 19, 2022 3:14:00 PM EAT

Paul Pace said : “It’s scandalous for the health department to treat workers differently when they are performing the same work,” “You cannot kick workers to the side and then take unions to court when they issue directives” External link

timesofmalta Wednesday, January 19, 2022 3:14:00 PM EAT

Paul Pace added : “This issue has been dragging on for four months, this is something that we typically resolve over the phone,” “I urge the Government to come and dialogue on this issue and resolve it today before tomorrow so that these people can receive what they are owed” External link

timesofmalta Wednesday, January 19, 2022 3:14:00 PM EAT

Paul Pace stated : "Financial and working conditions of nurses have to improve drastically and to make matters worse, we have a vey good number of nurses in quarantine as well. The situation is precarious," External link

MaltaToday Saturday, January 8, 2022 4:39:00 PM EAT

Paul Pace remarked : "All our suggestions always fall on deaf ears. Even in hospitals, in wards were six nurses are to be presented, we are lucky if we currently have three available. Things are now coming to haunt us," External link

MaltaToday Saturday, January 8, 2022 4:39:00 PM EAT

Paul Pace insisted : “MUMN would like to bring to your attention the problems which employees are going to face regarding the different quarantine days issued to persons (and their children) according to their boosters,” External link

MaltaToday Saturday, January 8, 2022 4:39:00 PM EAT

Paul Pace asked : “Children under 5 years were never offered the vaccine let along the booster. Not all children have yet been vaccinated even though children from 5 to 8 years have access to vaccination. Who will stay at home with young children who according to the new regulations on quarantine have to stay 14 days?” External link

timesofmalta Saturday, January 8, 2022 1:26:00 PM EAT

Paul Pace said : “But even with this measure, we are not coping with the number of patients coming in,” External link

timesofmalta Thursday, December 30, 2021 3:23:00 PM EAT

Paul Pace said : “The directives are for phlebotomists. No one told the doctors to step in to do their work. They are doing it because they want to. We did not stop the urgent blood sampling and those of oncology patients because we care about patients’ health” External link

timesofmalta Thursday, November 25, 2021 11:22:00 AM EAT

Paul Pace said ( about Mater Dei ) : “We’re talking about three resignations a week... and that is just at Mater Dei,” “The work has become tiring and overwhelming and, apart from poaching by countries offering better conditions, we also have people nearing retirement who have simply had enough” External link

timesofmalta Tuesday, November 16, 2021 10:37:00 AM EAT

Paul Pace said : “This patient wandered along the corridors and punched in the face the first nurse he came into contact with,” “He then found his way to the recess room where a nurse was resting by herself. He attacked her, beating her to the point that she suffered a concussion so severe that her vision blurred, with doctors ordering a CT scan to make sure she hadn’t suffered a brain injury” External link

timesofmalta Monday, November 8, 2021 6:01:00 PM EAT

Paul Pace said : "We keep being told that if the allowances are given, other unions representing other workers will want that too. We want to see what others have agreed to because the MUMN does not trust the health department," External link

timesofmalta Wednesday, November 3, 2021 3:17:00 PM EAT

Paul Pace said : “I believe that every country should be self-sufficient,” External link

timesofmalta Friday, October 29, 2021 3:15:00 PM EAT

Paul Pace said : “A far cry from the 400 nurses. What we’ll have would not even be enough to replace the retiring nurses and those leaving the service,” External link

timesofmalta Monday, June 14, 2021 8:47:00 AM EAT

Paul Pace said : “Nursing is simply not attractive any longer. The fact that our nurses are so stretched out keeps potential students away from nursing and channels them to other professions where the stress on the job is much less than that of nurses,” External link

timesofmalta Monday, June 14, 2021 8:47:00 AM EAT

Paul Pace said : “According to the International Council of Nursing, there is a global shortage of 30 million nurses and Malta is not exempt from this phenomenon,” “It’s important for the youth of today to strive to become nurses and that they qualify and remain in the country long enough for our health services to remain self-sufficient. It’s an international profession that different governments are in competition with each other to attract, so it’s also important that we remain competitive in what we’re offering” External link

timesofmalta Wednesday, May 12, 2021 5:35:00 PM EAT

Paul Pace said : “What we’re worried about is that parties, especially by-the-pool and boat parties, will cause us problems” “We don’t expect a large number of tourists, however it is easy for cases to rise. With ferry boats going to Comino crowded with people and lots of boat parties, it will only be a matter of weeks of Malta being one of the best destinations to travel, to becoming one of the worst destinations to travel to” External link

MaltaIndipendent Tuesday, April 6, 2021 9:52:00 PM EAT

Paul Pace said : “The writing is on the wall; this is not something you agree or disagree with” External link

MaltaIndipendent Thursday, March 11, 2021 1:41:00 PM EAT

Paul Pace said : “The resignation of Dr. Grech shows that there were cracks on the Covid-19 advice team of the Prime Minister” External link

MaltaIndipendent Thursday, March 11, 2021 1:41:00 PM EAT

Paul Pace said : "There are now people in their 40s, 50s and 60s. And saying the patients who died of underlying conditions is wrong. A good portion of the population has diabetes but that doesn't mean it's OK to die at 40," External link

timesofmalta Tuesday, March 2, 2021 5:45:00 PM EAT

Paul Pace said : “The meeting was a positive first step. We can see that the health authorities understand the difficulties third country nationals working in Malta face,” External link

timesofmalta Friday, February 12, 2021 1:15:00 PM EAT

Paul Pace added ( about The UK ) : “The present nursing workforce is already working with heavy workloads with none of the wards in Malta and Gozo having the agreed nursing complement. Losing 15 per cent of the nursing workforce will literally bring the health service to a standstill and will increase even further the hardship on the existing nursing workforce,” External link

timesofmalta Sunday, January 24, 2021 9:20:00 AM EAT

Paul Pace said ( about Health Centre ) : “If such claims are ignored, MUMN will be safeguarding the Health and safety of its members by other ways within the law. It is clear that Primary Health Care Management failed to address these issues due to a CEO who would not even consider consultation prior starting the vaccination programme,” External link

MaltaToday Saturday, January 16, 2021 1:23:00 PM EAT

Paul Pace charged : "Kenneth Grech's redeployment at this point in time is nothing more than a message to doctors in the public health service not to give advice that goes contrary to the wishes of politicians," External link

MaltaToday Monday, January 11, 2021 7:38:00 PM EAT

Paul Pace charged : "Kenneth Grech's redeployment at this point in time is nothing more than a message to doctors in the public health service not to give advice that goes contrary to the wishes of politicians," External link

MaltaToday Monday, January 11, 2021 6:39:00 PM EAT

Paul Pace told : “We were very careful when issuing the directives. We did not order anything that would affect patients but only things that have been lumped on the nursing profession. Nurses should be with sick patients and not on a computer or on the phone,” External link

timesofmalta Wednesday, December 2, 2020 9:39:00 PM EAT

Paul Pace told : “We were very careful when issuing directives. We did not order anything that would affect our patients but only things that have been lumped on the nursing profession. Nurses should be with their sick patients and not on the computer or on the phone,” External link

MaltaToday Wednesday, December 2, 2020 9:24:00 PM EAT

Paul Pace said : “The directive was to not coordinate transfers. That is because there are others who should be doing this and not the nurses. The problem is that nurses handle so many additional duties that when they stop doing the extra work, the impact is felt by everyone,” External link

timesofmalta Sunday, November 29, 2020 9:10:00 AM EAT

Paul Pace said : “There are so many issues nurses are dealing with. It is no longer just about shortages. Nurses are now overworked, tired and there’s yet to be an end in sight. The least we expect is to be given the opportunity to share these concerns with the Prime Minister,” External link

timesofmalta Sunday, November 29, 2020 9:10:00 AM EAT

Paul Pace said : “There are other patients who also require treatment at the ITU,” “Nobody is saying this but the hospital situation is getting out of hand” External link

timesofmalta Monday, October 26, 2020 10:55:00 AM EAT

Paul Pace said : “Expectant mothers are crying out loud for the Midwives to return to their sterling service,” External link

MaltaToday Wednesday, October 21, 2020 8:12:00 PM EAT

Paul Pace said : “Expectant mothers are crying out loud for the Midwives to return to their sterling service,” External link

MaltaToday Wednesday, October 21, 2020 6:23:00 PM EAT

Paul Pace said : “If PHC workers want their meal allowance so as to be as their counterparts in Malta and Gozo and if nurses, midwives ECG technicians want to acquire the 16 hours of vacation leave, which were after all taken away from them, directives have to be followed, otherwise there would be no meal allowances to PHC and vacation leave hours. We should all stand up and be counted for and now is the time,” External link

MaltaToday Wednesday, October 7, 2020 4:40:00 PM EAT

Paul Pace wrote : “For those people with no medical background, six COVID-19 cases in ITU means an astronomical workload and the burnout is already being felt among the nursing staff in ITU,” External link

timesofmalta Monday, September 28, 2020 6:02:00 PM EAT

Paul Pace wrote : “These directives will affect the care of the patients. MUMN considers ITU a sensitive area where directives must be used as a very last resort. This is the last resort. Therefore, MUMN expects that the health division to treat the workload and vacancies in ITU and SAMOC as their top priority,” External link

timesofmalta Monday, September 28, 2020 6:02:00 PM EAT

Paul Pace wrote : “If MUMN would do a survey, MUMN would find that 90% of the nurses want to get a salary and stay home also with their children” External link

MaltaIndipendent Thursday, August 27, 2020 11:37:00 PM EAT

Paul Pace added : “Can UPE union be taken seriously...UPE, a populistic union not like MUT” External link

MaltaIndipendent Thursday, August 27, 2020 11:37:00 PM EAT

Paul Pace said : “the new measures are a step towards the right direction and as MUMN we hope that in approximately two to three weeks we will see a positive impact with such measures” “We also hope that people will carefully abide by these restrictions so that we can possibly see a decrease in Coronavirus active cases,” External link

MaltaIndipendent Thursday, August 20, 2020 7:08:00 PM EAT

Paul Pace explained : “although we would still have had experienced a slight increase in Coronavirus cases with tourists visiting Malta, we would not be experiencing the big numbers we have today” “We had to experience high numbers in Coronavirus cases to realise that we were on the wrong path. Unfortunately, as politicians they need to see the numbers increase in order to take the necessary actions,” External link

MaltaIndipendent Thursday, August 20, 2020 7:08:00 PM EAT

Paul Pace said : “it was evident that these need to be cancelled. Other European countries have done this a very long time ago, and it should have served as an eye-opener for Malta to avoid high numbers in active cases” External link

MaltaIndipendent Thursday, August 20, 2020 7:08:00 PM EAT

Paul Pace said : “I expect the Prime Minister to immediately stop mass events and even this may not be enough given the numbers we are witnessing. Employers got too greedy [when pressuring government to open up fast] and this has now come back to haunt us from a health and economic perspective,” External link

MaltaToday Thursday, August 6, 2020 7:34:00 PM EAT

Paul Pace said : “I expect the Prime Minister to immediately stop mass events and even this may not be enough given the numbers we are witnessing. Employers got too greedy [when pressuring government to open up fast] and this has now come back to haunt us from a health and economic perspective,” External link

MaltaToday Thursday, August 6, 2020 6:33:00 PM EAT

Paul Pace wrote : “No respect to health workers, Mr Prime Minister,” External link

MaltaToday Thursday, July 30, 2020 10:44:00 AM EAT

Paul Pace said : “It is unacceptable that Steward Health Care are to employ foreign nurses at Gozo General Hospital when Gozitan nurses are working in Malta waiting to be transferred,” External link

MaltaToday Wednesday, June 17, 2020 1:48:00 PM EAT

Paul Pace said : “People have been given the wrong impression that everything is fine but it is not. Everyone is confused but the scientific evidence is clear the virus is still among us. So it is clearly not the right time to lift measures,” External link

timesofmalta Friday, May 22, 2020 7:49:00 AM EAT

Paul Pace said : “This is purely a political measure from an economic perspective which can have huge repercussions on the lives of all those living on the Maltese islands,” “Prime Minister... are you ready to take such a risk...? Simple misjudgement can lead to hundreds of lives being lost” External link

MaltaToday Sunday, May 17, 2020 10:24:00 AM EAT

Paul Pace said : “A few thousand tourists in summer will not resolve Malta’s ailing economy but act as a catalyst for the second wave of the coronavirus epidemic to occur on our islands,” External link

MaltaToday Sunday, May 17, 2020 10:24:00 AM EAT

Paul Pace said : “A chosen relative of a nurse who has children up to the age of 12 should be given two months’ paid vacation leave so that such relative will be in a position to care for these children while the nurse (parent/s) is at work, be it on a day or night shift. This incentive was also provided - and rightly so - to the private sector,” External link

MaltaToday Sunday, March 22, 2020 7:06:00 PM EAT

Paul Pace said : “For the government it is useless adding extra beds in hospitals if there will be no nurses to attend to the patients using them,” “The nursing profession is the only profession which is caring for our patients 24/7, and the demands and sheer scale of the work ahead of us is something that none of us have ever experienced,” External link

MaltaToday Sunday, March 22, 2020 7:06:00 PM EAT

Paul Pace added : "I tell him one thing: it is as contagious as the plague and it will be more difficult to treat than the plague. We are a small over-populated country with limited resources," External link

timesofmalta Monday, March 9, 2020 1:32:00 PM EAT

Paul Pace warned ( about Mater Dei ) : “All nurses in the relieve pool at Mater Dei and other nurses from the wards are not to attend to the Infectious Diseases Unit. Such nurses will be deployed in the ward with coronavirus patients without any coveralls and would literally be the sacrificial lambs,” External link

MaltaToday Monday, March 9, 2020 12:48:00 PM EAT

Paul Pace said : “This directive is being issued since all face masks are being locked and are not available to staff,” External link

MaltaToday Monday, March 9, 2020 12:48:00 PM EAT

Paul Pace said ( about Charmaine Gauci ) : “MUMN would now also expect that Charmaine Gauci [the Superintendent of Public Health] in her daily update to the media recognise the fact that Malta is not prepared to treat a coronavirus outbreak due to the union’s industrial directives being issued to the 4,000 members belonging to the biggest trade union within the health sector,” External link

MaltaToday Monday, March 9, 2020 12:48:00 PM EAT

Paul Pace said ( about Robert Abela ) : "He seems to be taking it very lightly. While Prime Ministers in Europe met with nurses and trade unions to discuss their concerns and address all nursing issues on the PPEs, with some PMs issuing strong statements to the media on PPEs of the nursing staff, [Abela] did nothing of the sort," External link

MaltaToday Monday, March 9, 2020 12:48:00 PM EAT

Paul Pace said : "This is not on and the MUMN is wholely unsatisfied with Malta's coronavirus preparations. Nurses and doctors do not have access to coveralls and the union will seriously consider taking action over the weekend unless the situation is remedied," External link

MaltaToday Friday, March 6, 2020 8:06:00 PM EAT

Paul Pace said : "This is not on and the MUMN is wholely unsatisfied with Malta's coronavirus preparations. Nurses and doctors do not have access to coveralls and the union will seriously consider taking action over the weekend unless the situation is remedied," External link

MaltaToday Friday, March 6, 2020 5:58:00 PM EAT

Paul Pace said : “I see the Superintendence of Public Health go on television and tell the nation we are prepared, when the nurses have not even had a drill yet. Medical staff has not been provided with the basic training of how to take care of a patient with COVID-19 virus,” External link

MaltaIndipendent Wednesday, February 26, 2020 7:34:00 PM EAT

Paul Pace said : “This is much more serious than any normal virus and our nurses must be prepared and ready,” External link

MaltaIndipendent Wednesday, February 26, 2020 7:34:00 PM EAT

Paul Pace said : “Our members are the ones being prosecuted by the police even though it is not the nurses’ fault but a problem in the system,” External link

timesofmalta Wednesday, January 29, 2020 2:14:00 PM EAT

Paul Pace said : “The numbers have, unfortunately, continued to dwindle. During the Christmas period, for instance, leave was a problem and many nurses couldn’t even take time off because of the shortages,” External link

timesofmalta Monday, January 13, 2020 1:03:00 PM EAT

Paul Pace said ( about Karin Grech ) : “With the intervention of the Deputy Prime Minister, the proposals which Steward Health Care had to send to MUMN on 31 December 2019, regarding the legal implications on the nurses working in Karin Grech Hospital, will now reach MUMN by 28 December 2019,” External link

MaltaToday Tuesday, December 24, 2019 4:06:00 PM EAT

Paul Pace said : “Nurses are currently not providing a service in areas three and four, which are the areas for patients requiring assistance of a lower priority,” “We are now getting to the point where we are about to escalate directives to also include areas one and two which are for high-risk emergencies” External link

timesofmalta Monday, November 11, 2019 1:17:00 PM EAT

Paul Pace said : “Why do we have to always resort to disruption of service to get what is ours?” External link

timesofmalta Monday, November 11, 2019 1:17:00 PM EAT

Paul Pace said : “It’s not like we are asking for coverage of all the nurses. Our request was a reasonable one. We just want those who are most at risk to be protected,” External link

timesofmalta Monday, November 11, 2019 1:17:00 PM EAT

Paul Pace said : “These are all projects that Steward Health Care had been assignment, but which have all failed miserably,” External link

MaltaToday Tuesday, October 22, 2019 12:25:00 PM EAT

Paul Pace said ( about Mater Dei ) : “They brought in strikebreakers today (Wednesday). They hired nurses from private contractors that had never worked at Mater Dei, some of them with no experience with surgical patients,” External link

timesofmalta Thursday, October 3, 2019 11:25:00 PM EAT

Paul Pace replied : “with the previous caterer it was bad but now it’s inedible” External link

timesofmalta Thursday, October 3, 2019 11:25:00 PM EAT

Paul Pace said : “This is not a win for the union but a win for patients,” External link

MaltaToday Wednesday, June 26, 2019 2:29:00 PM EAT

Paul Pace said : “It is not right for people who work together to have very different conditions, especially when this is resulting in some people being able to go home much earlier than others for the same salary,” External link

MaltaToday Saturday, June 22, 2019 9:10:00 PM EAT

Paul Pace said : “You can’t make it difficult for people, because people are being driven away from the profession. We’re losing two to three nurses a week because we’re not trying to accommodate their needs,” External link

MaltaToday Saturday, June 22, 2019 9:10:00 PM EAT

Paul Pace said : “It’s surreal how weeks after the coming into force of directives that are among the harshest we have ever had to resort to, Steward are still saying they need more time,” “This when they have been promising the so-called master plan since they came to Malta a year and a half ago” External link

timesofmalta Sunday, June 9, 2019 5:26:00 PM EAT

Paul Pace said : “The physiotherapists have often asked when the upgrade would take place and every single time they were told it would be soon, yet, they are still working in a department that is falling apart,” External link

timesofmalta Sunday, June 9, 2019 5:26:00 PM EAT

Paul Pace said : “It’s surreal how weeks after the coming into force of directives that are among the harshest we have ever had to resort to, Steward are still saying they need more time,” “This when they have been promising the so-called master plan since they came to Malta a year and a half ago” External link

timesofmalta Saturday, June 8, 2019 2:46:00 PM EAT

Paul Pace said : “The physiotherapists have often asked when the upgrade would take place and every single time they were told it would be soon, yet, they are still working in a department that is falling apart,” External link

timesofmalta Saturday, June 8, 2019 2:46:00 PM EAT

Paul Pace commented : “Most of the equipment is literally obsolete and no new additional machinery was bought, putting more strain on the clinicians. The place is debilitated in all spheres,” External link

timesofmalta Thursday, May 23, 2019 8:37:00 AM EAT

Paul Pace said : “to be fair and just, these problems can be found in most countries across the world but this does not justify that this distress is also found locally” External link

gozonews Sunday, May 12, 2019 12:45:00 PM EAT

Paul Pace asked : “Is investment in added beds being done in these three hospitals?” “The reply is a big NO. MDH corridors are given names as a cover up of this situation, while MCH is literally falling to pieces due to poor investment over the years,” External link

gozonews Sunday, May 12, 2019 12:45:00 PM EAT

Paul Pace said ( about Florence Nightingale ) : “Although this outstanding lady lived in the early 1800, one can easily note that what Florence Nightingale achieved is very much still valid to our modern times. In 2019, 75% of the world population in spite of everything have no access or little access to health care, and this leads us to understand why the International Council of Nurses (ICN) slogan is Health for All,” External link

gozonews Sunday, May 12, 2019 12:45:00 PM EAT

Paul Pace said : “We were given the time frames but we will have a further meeting in June because we still think there is room for improvement. At least, we have acknowledged there is a problem and we are working on the set time frames. We are doing our best to have them shortened even more,” External link

timesofmalta Friday, May 10, 2019 9:45:00 AM EAT

Paul Pace commented : “To issue directives at the only ITU in Malta is very challenging. It wasn’t our pleasure, not at all. We rarely issue directives in such places. The nurses there are very dedicated and only resort to the union when they feel their backs are against the wall. We must acknowledge the effort by the management but, unfortunately, our numbers have not yet been met,” External link

timesofmalta Friday, May 10, 2019 9:45:00 AM EAT

Paul Pace insisted : “The MUMN will remove the above directives when a total of eight nurses are sent to the ITU. By end of summer, MUMN expects that a further seven nurses are sent,” External link

timesofmalta Tuesday, May 7, 2019 12:07:00 PM EAT

Paul Pace said : “We’ve been here before. The government promises things and then fails to deliver them. So we have to wait and see whether these will actually be supplied,” External link

timesofmalta Sunday, April 28, 2019 6:07:00 PM EAT

Paul Pace said : “Nurses cannot care for their patients’ properly, because they cannot even access their beds. Those who are crammed in the few remaining wards are piled up so close to each other that they have to place their belongings on the floor because there is no space for a bedside table,” External link

timesofmalta Wednesday, April 24, 2019 9:06:00 AM EAT

Paul Pace added : “There is no patient dignity because they’re crammed like sardines, which is so humiliating. The bed proximity, which according to European standards should be 1.5 metres, is down to a few centimetres, with barely enough space for nurses to reach a patient for treatment,” “They’re worse than animals. It’s like a pigsty,” External link

timesofmalta Saturday, April 20, 2019 7:36:00 AM EAT

Paul Pace said : “It seems things which are justified do not get the same treatment. We expected the government to award direct orders to end the imminent danger patients and nurses have to face on a daily basis,” External link

timesofmalta Saturday, April 20, 2019 7:36:00 AM EAT

Paul Pace recalls : “In fact, our passion and love for this exhibition sometimes dictates the choice of where we travel. Our visit to the Holy Land was an incredible experience. It gave the whole family the opportunity of visiting the places where our Lord lived,” External link

timesofmalta Sunday, December 25, 2016 12:54:00 PM EAT



Key Titles and Phrases Count Lang Last Seen
professor4.76%EN09/02/201702/09/2017
president80.95%EN03/23/201523/03/2015
union president7.14%EN02/14/201414/02/2014
president of the malta7.14%EN10/28/201328/10/2013
Names Lang Count
Paul PaceEN51.85%
Paul PaceFR24.69%
Paul PaceET23.46%


 
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Paul Pace said : “We have suspended the strike after the government came forward with a proper offer,” External link

timesofmalta Wednesday, May 11, 2022 1:18:00 PM EAT

Paul Pace said : “The proposal put forward by the government finally makes sense,” External link

timesofmalta Wednesday, May 11, 2022 1:18:00 PM EAT

Paul Pace said ( about Paul Pace ) : “We never expected that this way would come and it is shocking to see the police bring such serious accusations against the man who ended up saving that same patient’s life,” “Joe Pace Is beloved by not only the staff but the patients and their families too. You can depend on him to tackle every problem and he will go into the fire for you. Despite being a vulnerable person himself, he still did his duty and came to serve his patients during the pandemic” External link

timesofmalta Wednesday, May 4, 2022 2:02:00 PM EAT

Paul Pace said : “The Health Minister has been cold, callous and unwilling to act in what is essentially persecution against one of our members,” External link

timesofmalta Wednesday, May 4, 2022 2:02:00 PM EAT

Paul Pace said : “We are being constantly threatened with court. This is the third nurse to be sent to court over constant watches, something which requires one-to-one nursing 24 hours a day. However, nurses are ‘out of stock’ here and instead we end up taking them to court. What blame do nurses have?” External link

MaltaToday Wednesday, May 4, 2022 1:30:00 PM EAT

Paul Pace said : “This nurse delegated people and even went down to the ward himself, ending up saving the patient’s life. The police should have realised that this person went out of his way to help the patient,” External link

MaltaToday Wednesday, May 4, 2022 1:30:00 PM EAT

Paul Pace said : “They can send us all to prison but we don’t mind. We will go to prison with this guy,” External link

MaltaToday Wednesday, May 4, 2022 1:30:00 PM EAT

Paul Pace said ( about Chris Fearne ) : "Fearne's comments are a lie. I've forgotten when we last had a meeting with the government on phlebotomists although we are set to meet again on Monday," External link

timesofmalta Friday, April 22, 2022 7:57:00 PM EAT

Paul Pace said : "They come with a 'take it or leave it' approach and do not do anything to try and resolve the issue. The government is happier outsourcing services than paying its own people," External link

timesofmalta Friday, April 22, 2022 7:57:00 PM EAT

Paul Pace said ( about Chris Fearne ) : "Fearne's comments are a lie. I've forgotten when we last had a meeting with the government on phlebotomists although we are set to meet again on Monday," External link

timesofmalta Friday, April 22, 2022 6:17:00 PM EAT

Paul Pace said : "They come with a 'take it or leave it' approach and do not do anything to try and resolve the issue. The government is happier outsourcing services than paying its own people," External link

timesofmalta Friday, April 22, 2022 6:17:00 PM EAT

Paul Pace said : “We are facing a lack of human resources. In specialised COVID-19 wards, standards require five nurses for every 20 patients, but we are lucky to have just three on a good day,” External link

MaltaToday Sunday, April 10, 2022 3:22:00 PM EAT

Paul Pace said : “Nurses are the worst-hit profession, as they are the only ones tasked with managing a ward. Other specialists like doctors and physios visit the patient and then leave,” External link

MaltaToday Sunday, April 10, 2022 3:22:00 PM EAT

Paul Pace said ( about Mater Dei ) : “The biggest issue we are facing are patients admitted to hospital without knowing they are positive to COVID-19. We are in a situation where people do not know they are sick, and are admitted to hospital without knowing they have the virus, and therefore can spread it. There are over 150 cases at Mater Dei Hospital. This means work has doubled and sometimes even trebled, in order to get them through the whole procedure,” External link

MaltaToday Sunday, April 10, 2022 3:22:00 PM EAT

Paul Pace said : "We have had hundreds of nurses leaving the profession, seeking better conditions in other countries. To make matters worse, a good number of those graduating are opting to go to medical school and so they never actually join the workforce as nurses," External link

timesofmalta Wednesday, March 16, 2022 6:41:00 PM EAT

Paul Pace said : "They offer them free flights, free accommodation and the pay is better...of course they'll leave. Nurses here need better conditions and not clapping and coins," External link

timesofmalta Wednesday, March 16, 2022 6:41:00 PM EAT

Paul Pace said : “It hurts when nurses and other medical professionals leave the job. This has to stop immediately and measures have to be taken,” External link

MaltaToday Tuesday, March 8, 2022 4:49:00 PM EAT

Paul Pace added ( about The UK ) : “Take a factory for instance, where hundreds of workers are close to each other for long periods of time, you cannot just have people back after five days. The same goes for those who are employed in hospitals,” External link

timesofmalta Monday, January 24, 2022 11:24:00 AM EAT

Paul Pace said : “The role of the permanent secretary is to address these issues. With a simple telephone call, this issue could have been addressed,” External link

MaltaIndipendent Saturday, January 22, 2022 12:22:00 AM EAT

Paul Pace said : “I don’t understand how we can pinch our pennies with experienced local workers then throw money around when it comes to direct orders and private contractors,” “These people are heroes. Without their work we would not have lifesaving equipment, they make sure that the hospital is a safe place for both patients and the people who work there” External link

timesofmalta Wednesday, January 19, 2022 3:14:00 PM EAT

Paul Pace said : “It’s scandalous for the health department to treat workers differently when they are performing the same work,” “You cannot kick workers to the side and then take unions to court when they issue directives” External link

timesofmalta Wednesday, January 19, 2022 3:14:00 PM EAT

Paul Pace added : “This issue has been dragging on for four months, this is something that we typically resolve over the phone,” “I urge the Government to come and dialogue on this issue and resolve it today before tomorrow so that these people can receive what they are owed” External link

timesofmalta Wednesday, January 19, 2022 3:14:00 PM EAT

Paul Pace stated : "Financial and working conditions of nurses have to improve drastically and to make matters worse, we have a vey good number of nurses in quarantine as well. The situation is precarious," External link

MaltaToday Saturday, January 8, 2022 4:39:00 PM EAT

Paul Pace remarked : "All our suggestions always fall on deaf ears. Even in hospitals, in wards were six nurses are to be presented, we are lucky if we currently have three available. Things are now coming to haunt us," External link

MaltaToday Saturday, January 8, 2022 4:39:00 PM EAT

Paul Pace insisted : “MUMN would like to bring to your attention the problems which employees are going to face regarding the different quarantine days issued to persons (and their children) according to their boosters,” External link

MaltaToday Saturday, January 8, 2022 4:39:00 PM EAT

Paul Pace asked : “Children under 5 years were never offered the vaccine let along the booster. Not all children have yet been vaccinated even though children from 5 to 8 years have access to vaccination. Who will stay at home with young children who according to the new regulations on quarantine have to stay 14 days?” External link

timesofmalta Saturday, January 8, 2022 1:26:00 PM EAT

Paul Pace said : “But even with this measure, we are not coping with the number of patients coming in,” External link

timesofmalta Thursday, December 30, 2021 3:23:00 PM EAT

Paul Pace said : “The directives are for phlebotomists. No one told the doctors to step in to do their work. They are doing it because they want to. We did not stop the urgent blood sampling and those of oncology patients because we care about patients’ health” External link

timesofmalta Thursday, November 25, 2021 11:22:00 AM EAT

Paul Pace said ( about Mater Dei ) : “We’re talking about three resignations a week... and that is just at Mater Dei,” “The work has become tiring and overwhelming and, apart from poaching by countries offering better conditions, we also have people nearing retirement who have simply had enough” External link

timesofmalta Tuesday, November 16, 2021 10:37:00 AM EAT

Paul Pace said : “This patient wandered along the corridors and punched in the face the first nurse he came into contact with,” “He then found his way to the recess room where a nurse was resting by herself. He attacked her, beating her to the point that she suffered a concussion so severe that her vision blurred, with doctors ordering a CT scan to make sure she hadn’t suffered a brain injury” External link

timesofmalta Monday, November 8, 2021 6:01:00 PM EAT

Paul Pace said : "We keep being told that if the allowances are given, other unions representing other workers will want that too. We want to see what others have agreed to because the MUMN does not trust the health department," External link

timesofmalta Wednesday, November 3, 2021 3:17:00 PM EAT

Paul Pace said : “I believe that every country should be self-sufficient,” External link

timesofmalta Friday, October 29, 2021 3:15:00 PM EAT

Paul Pace said : “A far cry from the 400 nurses. What we’ll have would not even be enough to replace the retiring nurses and those leaving the service,” External link

timesofmalta Monday, June 14, 2021 8:47:00 AM EAT

Paul Pace said : “Nursing is simply not attractive any longer. The fact that our nurses are so stretched out keeps potential students away from nursing and channels them to other professions where the stress on the job is much less than that of nurses,” External link

timesofmalta Monday, June 14, 2021 8:47:00 AM EAT

Paul Pace said : “According to the International Council of Nursing, there is a global shortage of 30 million nurses and Malta is not exempt from this phenomenon,” “It’s important for the youth of today to strive to become nurses and that they qualify and remain in the country long enough for our health services to remain self-sufficient. It’s an international profession that different governments are in competition with each other to attract, so it’s also important that we remain competitive in what we’re offering” External link

timesofmalta Wednesday, May 12, 2021 5:35:00 PM EAT

Paul Pace said : “What we’re worried about is that parties, especially by-the-pool and boat parties, will cause us problems” “We don’t expect a large number of tourists, however it is easy for cases to rise. With ferry boats going to Comino crowded with people and lots of boat parties, it will only be a matter of weeks of Malta being one of the best destinations to travel, to becoming one of the worst destinations to travel to” External link

MaltaIndipendent Tuesday, April 6, 2021 9:52:00 PM EAT

Paul Pace said : “The writing is on the wall; this is not something you agree or disagree with” External link

MaltaIndipendent Thursday, March 11, 2021 1:41:00 PM EAT

Paul Pace said : “The resignation of Dr. Grech shows that there were cracks on the Covid-19 advice team of the Prime Minister” External link

MaltaIndipendent Thursday, March 11, 2021 1:41:00 PM EAT

Paul Pace said : "There are now people in their 40s, 50s and 60s. And saying the patients who died of underlying conditions is wrong. A good portion of the population has diabetes but that doesn't mean it's OK to die at 40," External link

timesofmalta Tuesday, March 2, 2021 5:45:00 PM EAT

Paul Pace said : “The meeting was a positive first step. We can see that the health authorities understand the difficulties third country nationals working in Malta face,” External link

timesofmalta Friday, February 12, 2021 1:15:00 PM EAT

Paul Pace added ( about The UK ) : “The present nursing workforce is already working with heavy workloads with none of the wards in Malta and Gozo having the agreed nursing complement. Losing 15 per cent of the nursing workforce will literally bring the health service to a standstill and will increase even further the hardship on the existing nursing workforce,” External link

timesofmalta Sunday, January 24, 2021 9:20:00 AM EAT

Paul Pace said ( about Health Centre ) : “If such claims are ignored, MUMN will be safeguarding the Health and safety of its members by other ways within the law. It is clear that Primary Health Care Management failed to address these issues due to a CEO who would not even consider consultation prior starting the vaccination programme,” External link

MaltaToday Saturday, January 16, 2021 1:23:00 PM EAT

Paul Pace charged : "Kenneth Grech's redeployment at this point in time is nothing more than a message to doctors in the public health service not to give advice that goes contrary to the wishes of politicians," External link

MaltaToday Monday, January 11, 2021 7:38:00 PM EAT

Paul Pace charged : "Kenneth Grech's redeployment at this point in time is nothing more than a message to doctors in the public health service not to give advice that goes contrary to the wishes of politicians," External link

MaltaToday Monday, January 11, 2021 6:39:00 PM EAT

Paul Pace told : “We were very careful when issuing the directives. We did not order anything that would affect patients but only things that have been lumped on the nursing profession. Nurses should be with sick patients and not on a computer or on the phone,” External link

timesofmalta Wednesday, December 2, 2020 9:39:00 PM EAT

Paul Pace told : “We were very careful when issuing directives. We did not order anything that would affect our patients but only things that have been lumped on the nursing profession. Nurses should be with their sick patients and not on the computer or on the phone,” External link

MaltaToday Wednesday, December 2, 2020 9:24:00 PM EAT

Paul Pace said : “The directive was to not coordinate transfers. That is because there are others who should be doing this and not the nurses. The problem is that nurses handle so many additional duties that when they stop doing the extra work, the impact is felt by everyone,” External link

timesofmalta Sunday, November 29, 2020 9:10:00 AM EAT

Paul Pace said : “There are so many issues nurses are dealing with. It is no longer just about shortages. Nurses are now overworked, tired and there’s yet to be an end in sight. The least we expect is to be given the opportunity to share these concerns with the Prime Minister,” External link

timesofmalta Sunday, November 29, 2020 9:10:00 AM EAT

Paul Pace said : “There are other patients who also require treatment at the ITU,” “Nobody is saying this but the hospital situation is getting out of hand” External link

timesofmalta Monday, October 26, 2020 10:55:00 AM EAT

Paul Pace said : “Expectant mothers are crying out loud for the Midwives to return to their sterling service,” External link

MaltaToday Wednesday, October 21, 2020 8:12:00 PM EAT

Paul Pace said : “Expectant mothers are crying out loud for the Midwives to return to their sterling service,” External link

MaltaToday Wednesday, October 21, 2020 6:23:00 PM EAT

Paul Pace said : “If PHC workers want their meal allowance so as to be as their counterparts in Malta and Gozo and if nurses, midwives ECG technicians want to acquire the 16 hours of vacation leave, which were after all taken away from them, directives have to be followed, otherwise there would be no meal allowances to PHC and vacation leave hours. We should all stand up and be counted for and now is the time,” External link

MaltaToday Wednesday, October 7, 2020 4:40:00 PM EAT

Paul Pace wrote : “For those people with no medical background, six COVID-19 cases in ITU means an astronomical workload and the burnout is already being felt among the nursing staff in ITU,” External link

timesofmalta Monday, September 28, 2020 6:02:00 PM EAT

Paul Pace wrote : “These directives will affect the care of the patients. MUMN considers ITU a sensitive area where directives must be used as a very last resort. This is the last resort. Therefore, MUMN expects that the health division to treat the workload and vacancies in ITU and SAMOC as their top priority,” External link

timesofmalta Monday, September 28, 2020 6:02:00 PM EAT

Paul Pace wrote : “If MUMN would do a survey, MUMN would find that 90% of the nurses want to get a salary and stay home also with their children” External link

MaltaIndipendent Thursday, August 27, 2020 11:37:00 PM EAT

Paul Pace added : “Can UPE union be taken seriously...UPE, a populistic union not like MUT” External link

MaltaIndipendent Thursday, August 27, 2020 11:37:00 PM EAT

Paul Pace said : “the new measures are a step towards the right direction and as MUMN we hope that in approximately two to three weeks we will see a positive impact with such measures” “We also hope that people will carefully abide by these restrictions so that we can possibly see a decrease in Coronavirus active cases,” External link

MaltaIndipendent Thursday, August 20, 2020 7:08:00 PM EAT

Paul Pace explained : “although we would still have had experienced a slight increase in Coronavirus cases with tourists visiting Malta, we would not be experiencing the big numbers we have today” “We had to experience high numbers in Coronavirus cases to realise that we were on the wrong path. Unfortunately, as politicians they need to see the numbers increase in order to take the necessary actions,” External link

MaltaIndipendent Thursday, August 20, 2020 7:08:00 PM EAT

Paul Pace said : “it was evident that these need to be cancelled. Other European countries have done this a very long time ago, and it should have served as an eye-opener for Malta to avoid high numbers in active cases” External link

MaltaIndipendent Thursday, August 20, 2020 7:08:00 PM EAT

Paul Pace said : “I expect the Prime Minister to immediately stop mass events and even this may not be enough given the numbers we are witnessing. Employers got too greedy [when pressuring government to open up fast] and this has now come back to haunt us from a health and economic perspective,” External link

MaltaToday Thursday, August 6, 2020 7:34:00 PM EAT

Paul Pace said : “I expect the Prime Minister to immediately stop mass events and even this may not be enough given the numbers we are witnessing. Employers got too greedy [when pressuring government to open up fast] and this has now come back to haunt us from a health and economic perspective,” External link

MaltaToday Thursday, August 6, 2020 6:33:00 PM EAT

Paul Pace wrote : “No respect to health workers, Mr Prime Minister,” External link

MaltaToday Thursday, July 30, 2020 10:44:00 AM EAT

Paul Pace said : “It is unacceptable that Steward Health Care are to employ foreign nurses at Gozo General Hospital when Gozitan nurses are working in Malta waiting to be transferred,” External link

MaltaToday Wednesday, June 17, 2020 1:48:00 PM EAT

Paul Pace said : “People have been given the wrong impression that everything is fine but it is not. Everyone is confused but the scientific evidence is clear the virus is still among us. So it is clearly not the right time to lift measures,” External link

timesofmalta Friday, May 22, 2020 7:49:00 AM EAT

Paul Pace said : “This is purely a political measure from an economic perspective which can have huge repercussions on the lives of all those living on the Maltese islands,” “Prime Minister... are you ready to take such a risk...? Simple misjudgement can lead to hundreds of lives being lost” External link

MaltaToday Sunday, May 17, 2020 10:24:00 AM EAT

Paul Pace said : “A few thousand tourists in summer will not resolve Malta’s ailing economy but act as a catalyst for the second wave of the coronavirus epidemic to occur on our islands,” External link

MaltaToday Sunday, May 17, 2020 10:24:00 AM EAT

Paul Pace said : “A chosen relative of a nurse who has children up to the age of 12 should be given two months’ paid vacation leave so that such relative will be in a position to care for these children while the nurse (parent/s) is at work, be it on a day or night shift. This incentive was also provided - and rightly so - to the private sector,” External link

MaltaToday Sunday, March 22, 2020 7:06:00 PM EAT

Paul Pace said : “For the government it is useless adding extra beds in hospitals if there will be no nurses to attend to the patients using them,” “The nursing profession is the only profession which is caring for our patients 24/7, and the demands and sheer scale of the work ahead of us is something that none of us have ever experienced,” External link

MaltaToday Sunday, March 22, 2020 7:06:00 PM EAT

Paul Pace added : "I tell him one thing: it is as contagious as the plague and it will be more difficult to treat than the plague. We are a small over-populated country with limited resources," External link

timesofmalta Monday, March 9, 2020 1:32:00 PM EAT

Paul Pace warned ( about Mater Dei ) : “All nurses in the relieve pool at Mater Dei and other nurses from the wards are not to attend to the Infectious Diseases Unit. Such nurses will be deployed in the ward with coronavirus patients without any coveralls and would literally be the sacrificial lambs,” External link

MaltaToday Monday, March 9, 2020 12:48:00 PM EAT

Paul Pace said : “This directive is being issued since all face masks are being locked and are not available to staff,” External link

MaltaToday Monday, March 9, 2020 12:48:00 PM EAT

Paul Pace said ( about Charmaine Gauci ) : “MUMN would now also expect that Charmaine Gauci [the Superintendent of Public Health] in her daily update to the media recognise the fact that Malta is not prepared to treat a coronavirus outbreak due to the union’s industrial directives being issued to the 4,000 members belonging to the biggest trade union within the health sector,” External link

MaltaToday Monday, March 9, 2020 12:48:00 PM EAT

Paul Pace said ( about Robert Abela ) : "He seems to be taking it very lightly. While Prime Ministers in Europe met with nurses and trade unions to discuss their concerns and address all nursing issues on the PPEs, with some PMs issuing strong statements to the media on PPEs of the nursing staff, [Abela] did nothing of the sort," External link

MaltaToday Monday, March 9, 2020 12:48:00 PM EAT

Paul Pace said : "This is not on and the MUMN is wholely unsatisfied with Malta's coronavirus preparations. Nurses and doctors do not have access to coveralls and the union will seriously consider taking action over the weekend unless the situation is remedied," External link

MaltaToday Friday, March 6, 2020 8:06:00 PM EAT

Paul Pace said : "This is not on and the MUMN is wholely unsatisfied with Malta's coronavirus preparations. Nurses and doctors do not have access to coveralls and the union will seriously consider taking action over the weekend unless the situation is remedied," External link

MaltaToday Friday, March 6, 2020 5:58:00 PM EAT

Paul Pace said : “I see the Superintendence of Public Health go on television and tell the nation we are prepared, when the nurses have not even had a drill yet. Medical staff has not been provided with the basic training of how to take care of a patient with COVID-19 virus,” External link

MaltaIndipendent Wednesday, February 26, 2020 7:34:00 PM EAT

Paul Pace said : “This is much more serious than any normal virus and our nurses must be prepared and ready,” External link

MaltaIndipendent Wednesday, February 26, 2020 7:34:00 PM EAT

Paul Pace said : “Our members are the ones being prosecuted by the police even though it is not the nurses’ fault but a problem in the system,” External link

timesofmalta Wednesday, January 29, 2020 2:14:00 PM EAT

Paul Pace said : “The numbers have, unfortunately, continued to dwindle. During the Christmas period, for instance, leave was a problem and many nurses couldn’t even take time off because of the shortages,” External link

timesofmalta Monday, January 13, 2020 1:03:00 PM EAT

Paul Pace said ( about Karin Grech ) : “With the intervention of the Deputy Prime Minister, the proposals which Steward Health Care had to send to MUMN on 31 December 2019, regarding the legal implications on the nurses working in Karin Grech Hospital, will now reach MUMN by 28 December 2019,” External link

MaltaToday Tuesday, December 24, 2019 4:06:00 PM EAT

Paul Pace said : “Nurses are currently not providing a service in areas three and four, which are the areas for patients requiring assistance of a lower priority,” “We are now getting to the point where we are about to escalate directives to also include areas one and two which are for high-risk emergencies” External link

timesofmalta Monday, November 11, 2019 1:17:00 PM EAT

Paul Pace said : “Why do we have to always resort to disruption of service to get what is ours?” External link

timesofmalta Monday, November 11, 2019 1:17:00 PM EAT

Paul Pace said : “It’s not like we are asking for coverage of all the nurses. Our request was a reasonable one. We just want those who are most at risk to be protected,” External link

timesofmalta Monday, November 11, 2019 1:17:00 PM EAT

Paul Pace said : “These are all projects that Steward Health Care had been assignment, but which have all failed miserably,” External link

MaltaToday Tuesday, October 22, 2019 12:25:00 PM EAT

Paul Pace said ( about Mater Dei ) : “They brought in strikebreakers today (Wednesday). They hired nurses from private contractors that had never worked at Mater Dei, some of them with no experience with surgical patients,” External link

timesofmalta Thursday, October 3, 2019 11:25:00 PM EAT

Paul Pace replied : “with the previous caterer it was bad but now it’s inedible” External link

timesofmalta Thursday, October 3, 2019 11:25:00 PM EAT

Paul Pace said : “This is not a win for the union but a win for patients,” External link

MaltaToday Wednesday, June 26, 2019 2:29:00 PM EAT

Paul Pace said : “It is not right for people who work together to have very different conditions, especially when this is resulting in some people being able to go home much earlier than others for the same salary,” External link

MaltaToday Saturday, June 22, 2019 9:10:00 PM EAT

Paul Pace said : “You can’t make it difficult for people, because people are being driven away from the profession. We’re losing two to three nurses a week because we’re not trying to accommodate their needs,” External link

MaltaToday Saturday, June 22, 2019 9:10:00 PM EAT

Paul Pace said : “It’s surreal how weeks after the coming into force of directives that are among the harshest we have ever had to resort to, Steward are still saying they need more time,” “This when they have been promising the so-called master plan since they came to Malta a year and a half ago” External link

timesofmalta Sunday, June 9, 2019 5:26:00 PM EAT

Paul Pace said : “The physiotherapists have often asked when the upgrade would take place and every single time they were told it would be soon, yet, they are still working in a department that is falling apart,” External link

timesofmalta Sunday, June 9, 2019 5:26:00 PM EAT

Paul Pace said : “It’s surreal how weeks after the coming into force of directives that are among the harshest we have ever had to resort to, Steward are still saying they need more time,” “This when they have been promising the so-called master plan since they came to Malta a year and a half ago” External link

timesofmalta Saturday, June 8, 2019 2:46:00 PM EAT

Paul Pace said : “The physiotherapists have often asked when the upgrade would take place and every single time they were told it would be soon, yet, they are still working in a department that is falling apart,” External link

timesofmalta Saturday, June 8, 2019 2:46:00 PM EAT

Paul Pace commented : “Most of the equipment is literally obsolete and no new additional machinery was bought, putting more strain on the clinicians. The place is debilitated in all spheres,” External link

timesofmalta Thursday, May 23, 2019 8:37:00 AM EAT

Paul Pace said : “to be fair and just, these problems can be found in most countries across the world but this does not justify that this distress is also found locally” External link

gozonews Sunday, May 12, 2019 12:45:00 PM EAT

Paul Pace asked : “Is investment in added beds being done in these three hospitals?” “The reply is a big NO. MDH corridors are given names as a cover up of this situation, while MCH is literally falling to pieces due to poor investment over the years,” External link

gozonews Sunday, May 12, 2019 12:45:00 PM EAT

Paul Pace said ( about Florence Nightingale ) : “Although this outstanding lady lived in the early 1800, one can easily note that what Florence Nightingale achieved is very much still valid to our modern times. In 2019, 75% of the world population in spite of everything have no access or little access to health care, and this leads us to understand why the International Council of Nurses (ICN) slogan is Health for All,” External link

gozonews Sunday, May 12, 2019 12:45:00 PM EAT

Paul Pace said : “We were given the time frames but we will have a further meeting in June because we still think there is room for improvement. At least, we have acknowledged there is a problem and we are working on the set time frames. We are doing our best to have them shortened even more,” External link

timesofmalta Friday, May 10, 2019 9:45:00 AM EAT

Paul Pace commented : “To issue directives at the only ITU in Malta is very challenging. It wasn’t our pleasure, not at all. We rarely issue directives in such places. The nurses there are very dedicated and only resort to the union when they feel their backs are against the wall. We must acknowledge the effort by the management but, unfortunately, our numbers have not yet been met,” External link

timesofmalta Friday, May 10, 2019 9:45:00 AM EAT

Paul Pace insisted : “The MUMN will remove the above directives when a total of eight nurses are sent to the ITU. By end of summer, MUMN expects that a further seven nurses are sent,” External link

timesofmalta Tuesday, May 7, 2019 12:07:00 PM EAT

Paul Pace said : “We’ve been here before. The government promises things and then fails to deliver them. So we have to wait and see whether these will actually be supplied,” External link

timesofmalta Sunday, April 28, 2019 6:07:00 PM EAT

Paul Pace said : “Nurses cannot care for their patients’ properly, because they cannot even access their beds. Those who are crammed in the few remaining wards are piled up so close to each other that they have to place their belongings on the floor because there is no space for a bedside table,” External link

timesofmalta Wednesday, April 24, 2019 9:06:00 AM EAT

Paul Pace added : “There is no patient dignity because they’re crammed like sardines, which is so humiliating. The bed proximity, which according to European standards should be 1.5 metres, is down to a few centimetres, with barely enough space for nurses to reach a patient for treatment,” “They’re worse than animals. It’s like a pigsty,” External link

timesofmalta Saturday, April 20, 2019 7:36:00 AM EAT

Paul Pace said : “It seems things which are justified do not get the same treatment. We expected the government to award direct orders to end the imminent danger patients and nurses have to face on a daily basis,” External link

timesofmalta Saturday, April 20, 2019 7:36:00 AM EAT

Paul Pace recalls : “In fact, our passion and love for this exhibition sometimes dictates the choice of where we travel. Our visit to the Holy Land was an incredible experience. It gave the whole family the opportunity of visiting the places where our Lord lived,” External link

timesofmalta Sunday, December 25, 2016 12:54:00 PM EAT



Key Titles and Phrases Count Lang Last Seen
professor4.76%EN09/02/201702/09/2017
president80.95%EN03/23/201523/03/2015
union president7.14%EN02/14/201414/02/2014
president of the malta7.14%EN10/28/201328/10/2013
Names Lang Count
Paul PaceEN51.85%
Paul PaceFR24.69%
Paul PaceET23.46%


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