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Urgent warnings have been issued that under staffing of certain services must be curtailed for safety in many of the Saolta University Healthcare Group hospitals including Sligo and Letterkenny University Hospitals. The warnings have been issued by officials from the Irish Nurses and Midwives Organisation who claims Saolta management should…

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…

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…

A consultant in emergency medicine is advising people not to attend the Emergency Department at Sligo University Hospital tomorrow unless they have a life threatening condition. Over 3000 members of the Irish Nurses and Midwives Organisation across the north west are to go on strike again tomorrow over pay and…