A new 25 million euro investment will see over 850 new nursing posts created in Irish hospitals this year.
The plans are being unveiled by the Health Minister today, in an effort to alleviate the overcrowding crisis.
The Irish Nurses' and Midwives' Organisation - which is holding its annual conference this week - has repeatedly warned of the danger it poses to both patients and staff.
Minister Stephen Donnelly says he wants to build on the record recruitment in the last three years - but Labour's Health Spokesperson, Duncan Smith isn't convinced:
'This government and this minister have a track record of announcing funding for addition staff or additional resources but never actually meeting their targets. Whilst we love to see many more nurses hired into our health service and ensuring that we have safe work spaces, there is very little faith that the minister has a plan to actually follow through and deliver this.'