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.
A young Belcarra man suffering from alcoholism issued a frank and heartfelt warning on the dangers of alcohol abuse to a group of transition year students in Castlebar District Court on Wednesday.
The students from Rice College, Westport, were observing the court proceedings from the public gallery.
A Ballyhaunis publican was fined €250 at Ballyhaunis District Court (sitting in Castlebar) this week after four people were found on the premises before the legal opening time.