INMO: Nurses and midwives leave work in tears and fear coming back

INMO: Nurses and midwives leave work in tears and fear coming back
Nurses in crisis? Pic: RollingNews.ie

Dave Hughes, deputy general secretary of the INMO, explains why nurses and midwives are voting on industrial action

Following twelve regional consultative meetings, the executive committee of the INMO has decided to recommend a programme of industrial action to its members.

It argues that the health service has 3,800 fewer nurses and midwives than were employed in the public health service in 2009 but the demand for services has grown. Has the adage “more with less" been taken to its extreme in the health service and is it a case now of too...

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