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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…

More than 3,000 nurses throughout Sligo, Leitirm and Donegal are continuing their protest action this afternoon. The first all-out strike by the INMO since 1999 is the latest in an ongoing campaign for improved staffing levels, pay and conditions. Despite the first heavy overnight snow and frost this winter, nurses…

132 admitted patients are waiting for beds this morning, according to today’s INMO Trolley Watch. 111 are waiting in the emergency department, while 21 are in wards elsewhere in the hospital.   The worst-hit hospitals today are: University Hospital Limerick – 24 Midland Regional Hospital, Tullamore – 17 Midland Regional…

Nurses and midwives across the north west have voted to go on strike over staff shortages and pay. Around 2,200 nurses and midwives across counties Sligo, Leitrim and Donegal have been casting their votes over the last month. Nationally 95% of members balloted were in favour industrial action. INMO North…