27 on trolleys in Waterford as nurse strike looms

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27 on trolleys in Waterford as nurse strike looms

27 on trolleys in Waterford as nurse strike looms

The latest Trolley and Ward Watch figures released by the Irish Nurses and Midwives Organisation show that 27 patients are waiting on trolleys for a proper bed at University Hospital Waterford today, Wednesday, January 9.

The figures show that 565 patients are without a proper bed at emergency departments around the country as an INMO nurses strike looms on January 30.

The INMO announced on Tuesday that they are set to stage a 24-hour work stoppage on January 30 with escalation stoppages scheduled for February if their demands over pay and understaffing are not met.

The figures released on Wednesday show that 27 patients are on trolleys in Waterford as they await admission, with a further seven on already full wards. 

Cork University Hospital was the most overcrowded in the country on Wednesday, January 9 with 70 patients without a bed.