Disruption to hospitals in north west could continue today

The HSE is warning of potential disruption to services in hospitals in Sligo and Letterkenny once they get back up and running later.

Industrial action by nurses ends at 8am, but the HSE says there could be a surge in patients presenting at emergency departments.

INMO members will stage a further 24-hour strike next Tuesday, as their dispute with the government is no closer to a resolution.

Liam Woods, HSE Director of acute operations, says contingency planning for further strikes will begin today.