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Whistleblower: ‘congealed blood’ on mops in Waterford hospital

Barry J Whyte

Chief Feature Writer

19th May, 2019

Mops heavily soiled with congealed blood were left on the floors and sluices of surgical theatres in Waterford University Hospital, according to a nurse who formerly worked at the hospital.

The nurse made her claims during a constructive dismissal case against the hospital, a recent Workplace Relations Commission (WRC) ruling shows.

The WRC ruling outlines that the nurse had filed several clinical incident reports to senior management at the hospital and eventually filed a protected...

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