INMO launch “Ward Watch” which will be a new measure of hospital overcrowding

The Irish Nurses and Midwives Organisation (INMO) is, today, launching a new initiative called “WARD WATCH” which will be a new measure of hospital overcrowding. The Ward Watch figure will count the number of additional patients, on beds, trolleys or chairs, on inpatient wards/units above the stated complement of that ward/unit.  This new Ward Watch […]

INMO Says Health Services Face Fourth Year Of Cuts Following Budget Statememt

–          Still no protection for frontline services –          INMO to seek crisis meeting with Minister The Irish Nurses and Midwives Organisation, following today’s budget statement, is gravely disappointed at the failure of the Government, in its first budget, to ensure frontline services are protected. The announcement that a further 543 million euro is to be […]

INMO Calls On HSE To Immediately Pay All Outstanding Payments To Staff

– Non-payment of travel and subsistence amounts to breach of contract The Irish Nurses and Midwives Organisation (INMO) is calling for the HSE to immediately honour its obligations, arising from employment contracts, and pay all outstanding monies due to public health nurses, community nurses and other HSE staff. The announcement, that it would not pay […]

Its the Health Service Stupid !

Opinion Piece by Dave Hughes, INMO Deputy General Secretary “It’s the Economy Stupid” is a phrase used by Bill Clinton to explain why government and politicians were able to maintain themselves in office regardless of their performance on other issues.  It is by now a well worn cliché, particularly by our national broadcast media who […]

Unions At MWRH, Limerick Suspend Industrial Action For 4 Week Period

Following 12 hours of talks on Tuesday under the Chairmanship of Kevin Foley, Director of Conciliation at the Labour Relations Commission, the Irish Nurses and Midwives Organisation and SIPTU have agreed to suspend all industrial action at the Mid Western Regional Hospital for a four week period to allow for: Full review of rosters and resources […]

Limerick Nurses To Protest In Dublin Tomorrow, October 12th

Members of the Irish Nurses and Midwives Organisation and SIPTU will take their campaign for patient safety at the Mid Western Regional Hospital, Limerick to Dublin tomorrow, October 12th.  Nurses are engaged in a campaign of action aimed at highlighting the unacceptable clinical risk, and their grave concern for patient care, which continues on a […]

INMO AND SIPTU To Continue Campaign For Patient Safety at MWRH, Limerick

The campaign by the Irish Nurses and Midwives Organisation and SIPTU to secure safe patient care at the Mid Western Regional Hospital, Limerick continues, following a very angry meeting of members today (Friday 7th October). On Wednesday next, 12th October, a bus carrying members of the INMO and SIPTU at the Mid Western Regional Hospital, […]

Nursing Unions demand release of report into conditions at Mid-Western Regional Hospital, Limerick

SIPTU and the Irish Nurses and Midwives Organisation are calling upon the Minister for Health, James Reilly, to immediately publish a report by the HSE Special Delivery Unit (SDU) into the unacceptable conditions currently endured by patients in the Emergency Department of the Mid-Western Regional Hospital, Limerick. SIPTU Health Division Organiser, Paul Bell, said; “It […]

INMO Calls For Release And Clemency For Bahraini Health Professionals

The Irish Nurses and Midwives Organisation (INMO) is appalled at the news that the Bahraini Government, through a military court, has determined prison sentences, ranging from five to 15 years, for 20 health professionals including nurses and doctors. These health professionals, whose only act was to tender the wounded regardless of whom they were representing, […]

Action By INMO Members For Safe Care To Continue In Limerick

Members of the Irish Nurses and Midwives Organisation are to undertake a third 4 hour work stoppage at the Mid Western Regional Hospital, Limerick on next Tuesday, October 4th, between 8.30a.m.and 12.30 p.m. This action is in pursuit of improved patient safety measures which have been compromised by: Increased demands at the hospital for surgical, […]

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