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The overcrowding problem at Mayo General Hospital, which saw 36 patients on trolleys waiting to be admitted on Tuesday, appeared to have eased yesterday (Thursday).
A leading nursing union boss has branded the current overcrowding situation at University Hospital Galway’s emergency department as “critical” and “very dangerous” for frontline workers trying to provide safe care for patients.
Eleven general staff nurses in Mayo General Hospital, who were facing the prospect of being unemployed at the end of this week, have had their contracts renewed for a three month period after the nurses boycotted the offering of a graduate programme which would lead to an immediate 20 per cent decrease in their wages.
The number of patients on trolleys at University Hospital Galway’s emergency department rocketed by almost 60 per cent last year.
Keeping St Francis’ public nursing home open may be one of the keys to alleviating the overcrowding crisis at UHG’s emergency department, says a nursing union official.
More than 100 nurses staged a lunchtime demonstration outside University Hospital Galway on Monday in protest over the fact that a shorter working week - due to be put in place in June - has not been implemented at UHG and Merlin Park hospitals.
St Joseph’s, Castlebar 5-13