Hidden Heroes: The unseen heroes of our health system


IMPACT’s campaign to defend the #HiddenHeroes of our health services looks at the vital role that all staff play in delivering quality health services.

“Too often it’s suggested that the health service is awash with backroom staff who are surplus to requirements. That’s simply not the case, and we are trying to develop awareness about the important contribution of all staff” – Eamonn Donnelly, national secretary.

Eamonn points to the popular view that health service delivery only involves so-called ‘front-line’ workers. “There are no front-line services without proper backroom teams and support. Many of our members work in those critical backroom teams. They are the hidden heroes of our health services and it’s time to acknowledge that,” he said.

IMPACT will publish a series of  campaign videos in the coming weeks. The first video featured physiotherapist Niall Geoghegan.