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A north west representative for the Irish Nurses and Midwives Organisation has called for all nurses and midwifes to receive compensation for their work during the Covid pandemic.   The INMO is before the Oireachtas Health Committee  today where it will raise concerns over the  rollout of the vaccine for…

The number of people waiting on a hospital bed at Sligo University Hospital has reduced today.   Sligo University hospital had 22 people waiting at its Emergency Department yesterday and that figure has dropped to 7 today.   There are no patients waiting on hospital beds in Letterkenny today.  …

Sligo University Hospital had the 4th highest number of people waiting for a bed nationally for the month of October. That’s according to figures from the Irish Nurses and Midwives Organisation’s Trolley Watch that showed 293 people were waiting on trolleys or in the emergency department. 188 patients were waiting…

There are 17 patients waiting on Hospital beds in the North West.   15 of the patients are in Sligo University Hospital, 9 of whom are in the emergency Department and 6 elsewhere in the Hospital.   There are 2 people waiting on beds in Letterkenny, both in the Emergency…

A leading North West based INMO official has claimed that the reported new plans for childcare for frontline health workers will do nothing for the vast majority of nurses and midwives.   The INMO’s Martina Harkin Kelly has strongly criticised the scheme, on the basis that many workers do not…

The President of the INMO has criticised recent figures which were published  in relation to the amount of time admitted patients spend in Hospitals.   The recently published figures claim that 30 percent of patients admitted to hospital are discharged within 24 hours or under.   Some senior doctors are…

Sligo University Hospital has issued a visitor restriction notice from today due to a stomach bug that exists in the hospital. Since this morning, the hospital is restricting access to all visitors at the facility. It’s due to the number of cases of diarrhoea and vomiting that are in the…