Nurses to vote for industrial action over Emergency Department overcrowding

Union will ballot members if independent safety reviews of each unit are not carried out

5th October, 2015

The Irish Nurses and Midwives Organisation (INMO) has warned it will ballot nurses for industrial action if ‘significant progress’ is not made on overcrowding and other critical areas.

Nurses working in emergency departments across the country will be balloted in the first week of November if trolley crisis continues.

The INMO say trolley numbers at St Vincent’s University Hospital are up 137 per cent in the first eight months of the year, compared...

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