Nurses & midwives mount largest strike in history of health service

first_img Google+ Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA Nurses and midwives will mount the largest strike in the history of the health service this morning. 37,000 INMO members will take to the picket lines outside hospitals and HSE facilities from 8 am – demanding pay increases and government action on staff shortages.The government says wage hikes for nurses would open the floodgates for other unions to seek pay claims, which the State cannot afford.25,000 medical appointments have been cancelled and the HSE is appealing to people not to attend emergency departments unless absolutely necessary.Dr. Colm Henry, Chief Clinical Officer with the HSE, says delays in accessing services today will be inevitable:Audio Player Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. Nine til Noon Show – Listen back to Monday’s Programme News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th By News Highland – January 30, 2019 Pinterest Twitter Previous articleCold snap leaves routes across Donegal treacherousNext articleNorth West cancellations, closures and travel updates here: News Highland Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows WhatsApp Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic center_img Pinterest Facebook Facebook RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR DL Debate – 24/05/21 Google+ Twitter WhatsApp AudioHomepage BannerNews Nurses & midwives mount largest strike in history of health servicelast_img

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