What crisis? Ireland has more nurses than most European countries

Ireland has 12 practising nurses per 1,000 population — compared to an OECD average of nine.

Susan Mitchell

Deputy Editor and Health Editor @susmitchellsbp
25th October, 2015
Ireland has 12 practising nurses per 1,000 population.

Ireland has one-third more nurses per 1,000 people than the OECD average, soon-to-be released figures will show.

Ireland has 12 practising nurses per 1,000 population — compared to an OECD average of nine.

The new figures will undermine the Irish Nurses and Midwives Organisation’s (INMO) contention that Ireland has a severe shortage of nurses.

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