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A Labour Court hearing into the ongoing nurses dispute is taking place today. Government officials and nursing unions are presenting their views on the pay and staffing dispute, before the court returns with a recommendation later this week. Strike action by 40,000 nurses was called off last month after the…

563 patients are waiting on trolleys at hospitals across the country today.   55 of those patients are situated in the north west with 33 at Sligo University Hospital and 22 at Letterkenny University Hospital.   According to figures from the INMO, the worst affected facility is University Hospital Limerick…

Sligo University Hospital has the second highest number of patients on trolleys in the Country today.   There are currently 42 people waiting on beds in Sligo University, a number surpassed only by University Hospital Limerick where there are 57 people currently on trolleys   The number nationally stands at…

The HSE says the Emergency Department at Sligo University Hospital is extremely busy today. It is reminding the public to only attend the Emergency Department in the case of a real emergencies and to contact their GP or GP Out-of-Hours service in the first instance. A spokesperson says the industrial…

More than 3,000 nurses across the north west are now five hours into their third 24-hour strike day. They are picketing outside Sligo and Letterkenny University hospitals as well as other HSE facilities throughout the region. Among those on the picket line in Sligo is the president of the INMO,…

Nurses throughout Sligo, Leitrim and Donegal are on the picket line again this morning in what is their third national 24-hour strike day. They will be outside Sligo and Letterkenny University hospitals as well as other HSE facilities. Day three of the nurses strike got underway at 8am, and once…