Limerick nurses to stage third work stoppage

Mike Dwane

Reporter:

Mike Dwane

NURSES at the Mid Western Regional Hospital in Dooradoyle will stage their third work stoppage in less than a fortnight later today.

NURSES at the Mid Western Regional Hospital in Dooradoyle will stage their third work stoppage in less than a fortnight later today.

Members of the INMO and SIPTU will picket the hospital for four hours - beginning at from 8.30 this morning.

Nurses say “the limit has been reached” when it comes to A&E overcrowding and they insist they have nothing to gain personally from the protests.

“The people of the Mid-West should be very proud of the nurses at the Mid Western Regional Hospital for putting the patient safety issues into the public arena. Nurses have taken a stand, on behalf of patients, that the limit has been reached in Limerick and that the safety of patients cannot be left to deteriorate further, which will happen, if left unadressed,” said Mary Fogartu of the INMO.

Both the HSE and Minister James Reilly have criticised the action of the nurses at the Mid Western Regional Hospital.