Sinn Fein’s Cllr Seamus Morris has backed the decision by nurses at the Mid-Western Regional Hospital to stage a four-hour stoppage this Wednesday over conditions at the hospital.
And he said that he was “disgusted that our current Labour TD, Alan Kelly, who shouted loud about the reconfiguration has abandoned his principles in favour of the severe Austerity measures ordered by his IMF/ECB masters.
Cllr Morris said that he “fully supported the decision by the Irish Nurses and Midwives’ Organisation to use their only weapon to down tools for four hours next Wednesday. Having spent all day today in the casualty department of the Regional Hospital, I can only admire the dedication and professionalism shown by the health workers there under the most severe crowded conditions that are dangerous, not only for the staff, but also the patients.”
He said that as Mayor of Nenagh he had called for HIQA to investigate the safety of the conditions in “this overcrowded centre Of excellence. This call is now repeated by the INMO in their statement last week. I also called on our TDs at the time to see for themselves the dangerous work conditions that they had foisted on the workers in the Regional Hospital. I doubt if they bothered.”
Full story in this week’s Tipperary Star.