Nurses give health officials a week to avert all out strikes at hospitals

Nurses have given health officials a week to come up with a plan to avert an all out strike in our hospitals.

Their union the INMO met with the HSE and government last night, but they’re still looking for a way to ease the pressure as the trolley crisis continues.

The numbers waiting on makeshift beds surpassed 500 for the past three days in a row with over 50 people on trolleys in Sligo and Letterkenny Hospitals alone yesterday.

Nurses at Sligo and Letterkenny University Hospitals are on the list to balloted for strike action on the 23rd of January unless something is done in the meantime.

The INMO’s Liam Doran says they simply can’t continue working under the current conditions: