• Login
Progress at UL ED - 26.05.17
Press Release

Nurses Secure Safer Care for Their Patients at University Hospital Limerick

Following a meeting this afternoon the Irish Nurses and Midwives Organisation (INMO) Regional Industrial Relations Officer Mary Fogarty announced this evening progress at University Hospital Limerick. Nurses had raised serious patient safety concerns where they felt conditions would be unsafe in the new department. These concerns, until today, have been denied by senior management, however, today they were accepted and a range of actions have been agreed which will ensure safer care. These actions include:

-    The immediate appointment of a clinical skills facilitator to ensure adequate senior nursing staff support for newly qualified and junior nurses.
-    A commitment to immediately address issues which arose during the simulated opening of the new department relating to CT diagnostic scans. There is now in place a risk assessment and associated action plan to address serious concerns pending availability of a new emergency department CT scanner in three weeks.
-    Management have also committed to roster adequate numbers of staff to care for admitted patients in the emergency department and while progress was made on this issue the HSE will be required to engage directly with the INMO over the coming weeks and months to ensure safety in the context of chronic overcrowding.

Mary Fogarty, INMO Industrial Relations Officer, said, “ Through the collective action of INMO members improvements have been made which will provide safer care in the new emergency department. Our members recognise that this is a superb facility, they are committed to delivering high quality care, and the recent media attention was necessary to force management into recognising serious safety concerns. INMO members are satisfied that arising from today’s meeting management are committed to addressing the issues of concern.”



Press Releases
Rss feed
Storm Emma/Ophelia
Members Update 06.06.18
INMO Welcome Bed Capacity Report Findings
Investment and reform must go hand in hand if we are to end overcrowding
November figures confirm 7% reduction
Press Release - 04.12.17
INMO Pre-Budget Submission
Press Release 01.10.17
Attention all INMO Members 21st March 2017
Nationwide Consultation Meetings - Chief Nursing Officer, Department of Health -...
Question and Answers 7th March 2017
Q&A Document on negotiated proposals
INMO to Ballot on Expanded Proposals
Press Release - 04.03.17
INMO agrees to WRC discussions
Press Release - 01.03.17
Industrial Action Dungarvan
Press Release 10.11.16
Press Conference
Diary Notice - 08.11.16
Global Solidarity Summer School 2016
INMO President's Report
INMO renews call for action
Press Release 04.08.16
Site Map
Irish Nurses & Midwives Organisation (Cumann Altrai agus Ban Cabhrach na hEireann). The Whitworth Building, North Brunswick Street, Dublin 7. T:0016640600 E:inmo@inmo.ie