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Nurses at Mullingar Hospital say lack of staff cover unfair to patients

Jul 19, 2021 17:07 By Shannonside News
Nurses at Mullingar Hospital say lack of staff cover unfair to patients Nurses at Mullingar Hospital say lack of staff cover unfair to patients
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A one-hour protest took place at the hospital today to highlight issues around staffing and beds

Nurses can't be expected to go on sacrificing their free time to cover up for lack of staff at Mullingar Hospital.

That's the message from a nurse manager who was taking part in a protest at the hospital today over a chronic lack of staff there. The INMO says they've engaged with the HSE for the last two weeks in an effort to resolve the situation.

The nursing union says beds at the hospital should be closed in the short term in an effort to lessen the workload for staff and thus improve safety for patients.

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Sharon Hunt who's from Longford and who's worked in Mullingar for the past 15 years says she can't go on asking people to come in on their days off to cover shifts…

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