Nurses in Cavan General Hospital are holding a lunchtime protest today to highlight staffing shortages in the facility.

The INMO says low staffing levels are impacting negatively on the care that patients are receiving and it’s “affecting the health, safety and well-being” of nursing staff.

The organisation says it met with hospital management in the Workplace Relations Commission last week but it received no proposals for addressing the situation – despite management being aware of the difficulties.