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A lunchtime protest by nurses over staffing levels and working conditions is being planned for tomorrow outside Sligo University Hospital. The Irish Nurses and Midwives Organisation points out this is not industrial action but a public protest to highlight the challenges experienced by members on a day-to-day basis. The protest…

A Leitrim Councillor is calling on the Minister for Health to immediately improve training conditions for trainee nurses and doctors.   Cllr Justin Warnock says that with almost 1 million people currently on waiting lists for hospital care, Ireland cannot afford to allow the drain of recently qualified and doctors…

There are 99 vacant nurse and midwifery positions in Sligo University Hospital according to figures from the Irish Nurses and Midwives Organisation. There’s also a total of 55 vacant staff positions across Letterkenny University Hospital. Sligo remains the worst hit in the country when it comes to the number of…

A Sligo/Leitrim TD is calling for the introduction of a bursary, or scholarship fund, to help student nurses cover their costs while on clinical placements. The issue was raised in the Dail this afternoon. Deputy Marc MacSharry says student nurses in the north west have a variety of costs, including…

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…