The Irish Nurses and Midwive’s (INMO) organisation has issued a statement on behalf of its members today, welcoming the concerns over staffing levels highlighted in the latest HIQA report on St Patrick’s Hospital, Carrick-on-Shannon.
The INMO said that it has staged an “ongoing campaign” to highlight concerns about patient case “arising from the totally inadequate staffing levels at the hospital”.
“The INMO has attempted to get management to address concerns over the past year in order to develop workable solutions to ensure the provision of safe quality care to service users. Nurses at St Patrick’s have previously, raised their concerns about staffing with HIQA inspectors, and welcome HIQA’s direct comments in this regard,” noted the statement issued this evening (Wednesday, July 22).
“The INMO welcomes the fact that HIQA has highlighted staffing levels as a cause of concern and sincerely hope that the HSE will take immediate action to recruit staff.”