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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…

November was the worst month on record for hospital waiting figures in the North West and nationally. According to the Irish Nurses and Midwives Organisation, 431 people were waiting on trolleys or chairs in Sligo University Hospital last month compared to 198 the same time last year. Letterkenny University Hospital…

Irish nurses will today tell the HSE that if you want to recruit and retain nurses – you need to pay them. The Irish Nurses and Midwives Organisation are holding a symposium in Dublin later to discuss the problem of understaffing in the health service and the resulting overcrowding in…

With record numbers on trolleys again today, nurses in Galway are protesting over what they claim is the HSE’s failure year on year to tackle another patient winter crisis. In Sligo alone there are 27 patients on trolleys with another 16 waiting at Letterkenny University Hospital. Nurses and midwives based…