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Industrial action at Beaumont as nurses slam overcrowding

Nurses have started a work to rule because of overcrowding at the Dublin hospital.

NURSES AT BEAUMONT hospital in Dublin have initiated industrial action following a decision by management to place patients on trolleys in ward areas.

Members of the Irish Nurses and Midwives Organisation will operate under a work to rule. The INMO said management at the hospital were informed that overcrowding the hospital was not a solution.

A statement said that there had been an “inordinate number of admissions through the emergency department” and that industrial action had been initiated due to the prospect of patients on trolleys in ward areas for a second night in a row.

The INMO said that the cutting of services at other hospitals, including Navan, Dundalk, Blanchardstown and Drogheda has led to an “unseasonable” number of admissions through Beaumont’s emergency department.

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