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Tuesday, January 16, 2007

Nurses warn of overcrowding at Regional Hospital

Nurses in Limerick Regional Hospital have apparently raised concerns about the level of overcrowding in the hospital. reports that today around 2pm there was 'in excess of 36 patients' who were forced to lie on trolleys in the accident and Emergency Department of the Hospital.
The organization said that that this situation is unprecedented and nurses are angry that the HSE has failed to put in place appropriate initiatives in the last two years to help deal with this issue. They pointed out, for example, that no progress has been made on the establishment of a minor injuries clinic in the A&E unit.

The INO is calling on the A&E Taskforce to immediately address the deteriorating situation at the hospital through a joint union/management forum", said INO industrial relations officer, Mary Fogarty.


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