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#INMO

# inmo - Monday 1 October, 2018

'A national crisis': Almost 8,000 people forced to wait on hospital trolleys and chairs last month

Some 68 children were among those waiting without a bed, according to the INMO.

# inmo - Friday 31 August, 2018

'Worst August on record' for hospital overcrowding with almost 8,000 on trolleys

The HSE has said it regrets any delays experienced by patients.

# inmo - Tuesday 5 June, 2018

There were a record 9,091 patients waiting on trolleys in Ireland's hospitals last month

The 9,091 figure represents a 12% jump from May 2017, and a massive 116% jump from the situation in 2006.

# inmo - Sunday 6 May, 2018

'There's a relentless focus on us in the media': Why it's so hard to retain midwives

At a recent conference, representatives from the maternity sector spoke about how negative media coverage affects morale.

# inmo - Thursday 29 March, 2018

'Record-breaking month': Over 10,000 patients were on trolleys during March

Today there were 485 patients on trolleys with 338 in emergency departments and a further 147 on wards.

# inmo - Tuesday 13 March, 2018

'It would not feel right': Simon Harris cancels St Patrick's Day trip away

Yesterday, the INMO said that there were 714 people on trolleys in hospitals across the country.

# inmo - Monday 12 March, 2018

'It's absolutely deplorable': Record-breaking 714 people on trolleys in Irish hospitals this morning

University Hospital Limerick saw the highest figures today, with 80 patients awaiting a bed.

# inmo - Tuesday 16 January, 2018

'It should be nipped in the bud': UK hospitals 'aggressively recruiting' Irish nurses

The Irish Nurses and Midwives Organisation said that the issue is a serious one for hospitals.

# inmo - Monday 15 January, 2018

'It's a wake-up call': 73 children on trolleys in emergency depts so far this year

The Irish Nurses and Midwives’ Association has just launched a new trolley watch system – where it counts how many children are on trolleys in EDs.

# inmo - Wednesday 10 January, 2018

Varadkar doesn't want anyone to face 'indignity' caused by waiting on a trolley

The Taoiseach said he was speaking as both a doctor and a grandson whose grandmother is “regularly in and out of hospital”.

# inmo - Tuesday 9 January, 2018

Poll: Should it be mandatory for health professionals to get the flu jab? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Should it be mandatory for health professionals to get the flu jab?

Just one in three nurses have received the vaccination.

Just one third of hospital nurses have had the flu jab despite raffles and free coffee incentives

The HSE ran a campaign over the last few months to encourage healthcare workers to get the vaccine.

# inmo - Friday 5 January, 2018

More than 2,400 people on trolleys in first week of 2018

Nursing representatives met with HSE officials earlier today to see how hospital overcrowding can be reduced.

# inmo - Tuesday 2 January, 2018

'No effort being spared' says Health Minister after trolley numbers reach record high

A record high of 656 people were waiting on trolleys as 2018 began, according to the INMO.

# inmo - Thursday 9 November, 2017

'Detrimental and harmful': There were over 80,000 people on hospital trolleys so far this year

The INMO said the overcrowding situation is having a “serious, detrimental and harmful effect” on patients.

# inmo - Tuesday 29 August, 2017

Union recommends nurses back public service pay deal to roll back recession measures

The recommendation comes after the union received clarifications from the Department of Public Expenditure.

# inmo - Tuesday 18 July, 2017

'It has left the hospital decimated': INMO warns of severe nursing shortage at Cork hospital

The Irish Nurses and Midwives Organisation has claimed the safe care and dignity of residents is now at risk.

# inmo - Monday 3 July, 2017

Calls for patients to give feedback on their experience in Irish hospitals

Overcrowding in Irish hospitals increased in the first three months of 2017.

There were over 50,000 people on hospital trolleys in the first six months of 2017

The INMO said that this was further evidence that our health service “simply cannot cope with the demands”.

# inmo - Friday 5 May, 2017

Simon Harris commits to giving graduating Irish student nurses full-time contracts

Staffing and retention are two key issues that nearly led to industrial action in the nursing sector earlier this year.

# inmo - Wednesday 3 May, 2017

These are the most overcrowded hospitals in the country

There’s been an improvement in Dublin, but things are getting worse in other counties.

# inmo - Friday 7 April, 2017

Crisis averted? 1,200 nurses and midwives to be hired by end of year

Health Minister Simon Harris has said that the measures offer nurses and midwives “enhanced opportunities to advance their careers”.

# inmo - Saturday 4 March, 2017

Nurses have deferred industrial action planned for Tuesday

The INMO says it will ballot on WRC recommendations.

# inmo - Wednesday 1 March, 2017

Nurses' union agrees to meet with Workplace Relations Commission - but work-to-rule is still on

Over 30,000 INMO members are set to work-to-rule next Tuesday, 7 March.

# inmo - Thursday 9 February, 2017

Poll: Do you support the nurses taking industrial action? Poll This post contains a poll

Poll: Do you support the nurses taking industrial action?

A number of days of industrial action are scheduled to take place next month.

# inmo - Saturday 21 January, 2017

'If this many people were dying in another way, there’d be war over it'

What do doctors and nurses want done to tackle hospital overcrowding and record numbers on trolleys? More beds, for starters.

# inmo - Saturday 14 January, 2017

'Sick and tired': Why Ireland's' nurses are leaving in their droves

‘Recruitment freezes, a lack of respect and better options elsewhere’.

# inmo - Wednesday 4 January, 2017

Paramedics 'disturbed' over delays bringing patients to Emergency Departments

Siptu members said today that delays of between one and three hours have been observed across the country.

# inmo - Tuesday 3 January, 2017

There are currently 612 people waiting for beds in Irish hospitals

The Irish Nurses and Midwives Organisation (INMO) says it sets a new record.

# inmo - Thursday 15 December, 2016

"We've had enough": Nurses have voted overwhelmingly in favour of industrial action

The industrial action – including one-day stoppages – will begin in February.

# inmo - Tuesday 29 November, 2016

'Disillusioned and concerned': Midwives to start industrial action over staff shortages

They have voted in favour of action up to and including the complete withdrawal of labour.

# inmo - Saturday 26 November, 2016

FactCheck: Nursing union leader Liam Doran's claims about the Irish health service

The INMO General Secretary made a series of claims on Claire Byrne Live this week. Here’s our FactCheck roundup.

# inmo - Thursday 10 November, 2016

HSE boss apologises after leaked memo said patients could be removed with "minimum force"

Minister for Health Simon Harris said that the rescinded memo was “utterly offensive and unacceptable”.

# inmo - Wednesday 9 November, 2016

Questions raised after memo said patients could be removed with "minimum force" HSE

Questions raised after memo said patients could be removed with "minimum force"

Minister for Health Simon Harris said that the rescinded memo was “utterly offensive and unacceptable”.

# inmo - Friday 4 November, 2016

More unions line up to question Lansdowne Road as all-out industrial strife looms

Bodies representing thousands of workers are calling for talks following the offer made to gardaí.

# inmo - Thursday 27 October, 2016

Over 500 schools to close today kicking off a season of strikes

Teachers are not the only group set to strike over the coming weeks.

# inmo - Thursday 20 October, 2016

Poll: Should there be mandatory jail terms for people who assault medical staff? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Should there be mandatory jail terms for people who assault medical staff?

Frontline employees have to work in very difficult environments.

# inmo - Wednesday 19 October, 2016

"In Ireland, you're like a zombie by the end of the week": Irish nurse on why she's working in Australia

A registered nurse in their first year would earn €200 less per week in Ireland than a nurse in the same position in Australia.

# inmo - Monday 17 October, 2016

The 'pressure cooker' healthcare system and other reasons why nurses are travelling abroad

“There are better opportunities, there’s a greater respect for the nurse’s role, the work and pay conditions are better, and the lifestyle is freer.”

# inmo - Friday 7 October, 2016

'We aren't nurses anymore: we are slaves' - Irish nurses explain why they've had enough

A post from a student nurse has gone viral for how it portrays the many difficulties of working in the Irish health sector.

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