The Irish Nurses and Midwives Organisation (INMO) released a new report yesterday (Thursday) stating that Mayo General Hospital needs five additional midwives to bring it in line with international maternity unit staffing standards.
The national survey of 19 hospitals found Mayo General was one of the best staffed and had the second lowest ratio of births to midwives in the country. However, the INMO said this was not good news, and the hospital was instead “the best of a bad lot” in terms of midwifery staffing levels.
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