NURSES at the Mid-Western Regional Hospital in Dooradoyle are to stage a protest outside the Dail next week to highlight the overcrowding situation at the hospital's accident and emergency department.
The decision to protest outside the Dail next Wednesday was taken after talks between nurses' unions and HSE management broke down on Thursday night.
Nurses have staged three work stoppages in recent week and according to SIPTU's Louise O'Reilly up to 50 nurses are expected to travel to Dublin next week.
"Our members have decided they want to move their campaign up a notch, they want to take it form the streets of LImerick and the front of the hospital up to the Leinster House," she said.
Earlier Health Minister, James Reilly, apologised to patients who are worried about conditions at the Mid Western Regional Hospital. The Minster was also critical of the continuing industrial action saying it makes no sense.