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Tallaght hospital to recruit 29 new staff

The decision was made after a meeting in the hospital this morning.

Image: Julien Behal via Press Association Images

TEN NURSING STAFF will be taken on in Tallaght Hospital on Monday.

The Irish Nurses and Midwives Organisation had a meeting with management at Tallaght Hospital this morning where the decision to recruit more nurses was made.

The ten nurses will start immediately on Monday and it is believed the hospital will recruit some of the staff who lost their jobs with the closure of Mount Carmel last weekend.

Another 19 staff will also be taken on to work in critical care areas.

Industrial relations officer with the INMO, Derek Reilly, described the meeting as “robust” and “constructive”.

This afternoon Tallaght Hospital confirmed that they rescheduled procedures to deal with the management of their hospital:

Tallaght Hospital has rescheduled nine non-urgent elective procedures and six non-urgent surgical day cases out of 21 scheduled patients for today.

Reilly added that the problems at Tallaght hospital are still not solved:

We are meeting with our members at the hospital next Wednesday at 3pm to review the situation. We plan to keep up the campaign and not stop until enough staff are taken on so that Tallaght hospital is no longer unsafe.

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