The HSE says it will replace nursing staff who are leaving a community hospital in Kerry.
The Irish Nurses’ and Midwives’ Organisation says there is a staffing crisis at Listowel Community Hospital.
The union claims that five of the 16 staff are due to retire.
The Health Service Executive says it’s advertised these nursing positions.
Management says they’re satisfied that once these posts are filled, the hospital will have the appropriate level of staff to deliver safe, quality services.