It says overcrowded hospitals have the potential of becoming infection hotspots
The INMO says overcrowding in hospitals cannot be tolerated.
It comes as yesterday saw the worst levels of overcrowding since the beginning of the pandemic, with 395 patients being treated on trolleys.
Cork University Hospital was the worst affected, followed by Limerick and Galway.
Hospital overcrowding mixed with poor ventilation could put hospitals at risk of becoming “infection hotspots”.— Irish Nurses & Midwives Organisation (@INMO_IRL) September 7, 2021
We’re calling for maximum protection for frontline staff, including “audits and action” for ventilation in healthcare workplaces.
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INMO General Secretary, Naas woman, Phil Ní Sheaghdha, says more needs to be done to stop the problem continuing into the winter months
Phil Ní Sheaghdha says overcrowded hospitals have the potential of becoming infection hotspots