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Nurses at the University Hospital Limerick are calling for major emergency plan to be activated




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Nurses at the University Hospital Limerick are strongly calling for the implementation of a major emergency plan at the hospital because of serious overcrowding.

According to figures released by the Irish Nurses and Midwives Organisation, it is believed that there was at least 47 patients on trolleys in the hospital’s emergency department this morning. The organisation also added that the patients were admitted for care in the last 24 to 48 hours, however there were no beds available for them.

The INMO has described the situation as “catastrophic” and they are urging Minister Leo Varadkar to release €2m in funding to open 30 beds at the hospital.

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