Tuesday February 25, 2020

Our nursing shortage: fact or myth?

Nurses are calling for more resources, but the OECD says Ireland has above average numbers. So who’s right?

Susan Mitchell

Deputy Editor and Health Editor

25th October, 2015
Nurses say more staff are needed to tackle emergency department overcrowding

Patients are suffering degrading, inhumane conditions in emergency departments across the country. The Irish Nurses and Midwives Organisation (INMO) is upping the ante in the run-up to what many health insiders believe will be the worst winter the health service has ever experienced.

In two weeks’ time, the executive council of the INMO will decide whether to commence a nationwide ballot seeking a mandate for collective action up to and including the withdrawal of labour....

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