If Minister Harris had an ounce of accountability, he would resign over trolley fiasco – Mattie McGrath TD

Independent TD Mattie McGrath has said that the Minister for Health, Simon Harris, should immediately resign from his position after the Irish Nurses and Midwives Organisation (INMO) said that the number of patients on trolleys has reached a ten year high this morning. Deputy McGrath was speaking after the INMO confirmed that 760 patients were […]

Government negligence has forced nurses and midwives into strike action – McCormack

The decision of the Irish Nurses and Midwives Organisation to declare for 24-hour strike is not one taken lightly but is necessary according to Sinn Féin general election candidate Ciara McCormack. McCormack stated: “The government have been very neglectful of our nurses and midwives, and for too long their goodwill has been abused. “And it […]

March Trolley/Ward Watch Figures Break Several Records

–       10,511  highest ever for month of March –       3,112 highest in one week –       714 highest on one day The Irish Nurses and Midwives Organisation (INMO) analysed its Trolley/Ward watch figures for the month of March (see attached) which were extremely high and broke all records for that month with 10,511 patients waiting for an in-patient bed.  We also […]

Clonmel Hospital Initiative Must Put Patients First – INMO

The Irish Nurses and Midwives Organisation (INMO), in the context of media reports about a “Patient Hotel”, in South Tipperary General Hospital Clonmel,  is warning that any initiative, seeking to increase bed capacity in the hospital, must put patient care as its absolute priority.   The current situation in Clonmel is totally unacceptable and unsafe […]

Record Levels of Emergency Department Overcrowding in July

–          6,751 admitted patients on trolleys last month   The Irish Nurses and Midwives Organisation’s (INMO) trolley/ward watch analysis has confirmed that this July saw record numbers of admitted patients on trolleys, as compared to previous years, since trolley watch began 12 years ago.   This marked deterioration came after two months (May and June) […]

Limerick Nurses Commence Work To Rule

Members of the Irish Nurses and Midwives Organisation (INMO) in St Camillus Hospital, Limerick will commence a work to rule on Monday, April 4 at 8.00am. The industrial action comes some seven months on from notification by nurses to senior HSE managers that the clinical care of patients at the hospital is compromised due to […]

Hospital overcrowding in August up 40% on August 2014

6,518 patients on trolleys in August   The Irish Nurses and Midwives Organisation (INMO), following its monthly comparative survey, has found that in August there were 6,518 admitted patients, left on trolleys, which represents a 40% increase when compared to August 2014.   This 40% increase, year on year, continues the very disturbing trend, all […]

INMO Trolley/Ward Watch Analyses Show Figures Still Increasing

April 2015 up 26% since April 2014 – (up 73% since April 2006) 35,135 patients on trolleys January-April 2015 – highest recorded for the 4 month period since records began   The Irish Nurses and Midwives Organisation (INMO) has carried out analyses of its Trolley/Ward Watch figures ahead of its 3 day Annual Delegate Conference […]

70 nurses to be recruited for University Hospitals Group including Nenagh Hospital

The Irish Nurses and Midwives Organisation (INMO) secured extra nursing posts at two separate hearings on Monday under the auspices of the Labour Relations Commission in relation to the overcrowding crisis.  70 nursing staff are to be recruited for the University Hospitals Group including University Hospital Limerick, Ennis Hospital, Nenagh Hospital and Croom Orthopaedic Hospital.  39 […]

Latest HSE Figures Confirm Development Of Management “Super” Structures

INMO calls on Department of Health to review senior management structures   In the view of the Irish Nurses and Midwives Organisation (INMO), the latest figures on staffing, released today by the Irish Times, confirm the fundamentally flawed policy which has underpinned workforce planning, in the health service, for the last five years.   Confirmation […]

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