Union tells nurses not to take blood

The Irish Nurses and Midwives Organisation(INMO) is advising nurses at a number of hospitals to refuse to take patients' bloods or perform canulations.

9th March, 2014

The Irish Nurses and Midwives Organisation(INMO) is advising nurses at a number of hospitals to refuse to take patients' bloods or perform canulations, a procedure in which a tube is inserted into the body to withdraw fluid or deliver medication.

At Beaumont Hospital in Dublin, the INMO put up a notice advising nurses to refuse to cooperate with hospital management or to upskill.

The INMO has told nurses that hospital managers want them to...

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