Search

09 Aug 2022

27 on trolleys in Waterford as nurse strike looms

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. 

To continue reading this article for FREE,
please kindly register and/or log in.


Registration is absolutely 100% FREE and will help us personalise your experience on our sites. You can also sign up to our carefully curated newsletter(s) to keep up to date with your latest local news!

Register / Login

Buy the e-paper of the Donegal Democrat, Donegal People's Press, Donegal Post and Inish Times here for instant access to Donegal's premier news titles.

Keep up with the latest news from Donegal with our daily newsletter featuring the most important stories of the day delivered to your inbox every evening at 5pm.