Wednesday, January 7, 2015

Nurses at Limerick A&E ‘completely distressed’

Warnings over unsafe conditions at the Emergency Department of University Hospital Limerick have been repeated, as the latest Irish Nurses and Midwives Organisation trolley and ward watch report shows 41 people waiting on a bed today.
Nursing unions are meeting with HSE management this afternoon to discuss measures to ease the current bed crises at UHL, which is the only acute hospital in the mid west region.
When asked about morale among nurses at the hospital today INMO spokesperson Mary Fogarty said her colleagues were “completely distressed”. “Nurses are distressed by the fact that they cannot give proper care. They can’t come in and do proper days work and go home and say I did my job today. It’s firefighting that’s what they’ll tell you.”

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