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88 nurses to be hired at Drogheda hospital to ease overcrowding




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Our Lady of Lourdes Hospital in Drogheda is set to receive a boost of nursing staff to alleviate the ongoing overcrowding issues.

This agreement comes in the wake of an appearance by the Irish Nurses and Midwives Organisation (INMO) before the Labour Relations Commission yesterday.

65 additional beds will also be made available at the hospital.

There were 42 people on trolleys and in temporary accommodation across wards at the hospital yesterday -the highest figure of any hospital in the country-, according to the INMO.

The staff influx will mean that there will be one additional nurse appointed for every six patients admitted to the emergency department.

An extra modular unit will also open soon, making 24 additional beds available.

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