Nurses’ union demands local recruitment to meet staff shortages at Kerry General

The Irish Nurses and Midwives Organisation has called for a local recruitment drive to address what it says is a staffing crisis at Kerry General Hospital. The union says that the shortage of nurses at the hospital has reached a critical point. It’s blaming the ongoing recruitment moratorium in the HSE, the failure to replace staff who are retiring, and the failure to take on new nurses when additional beds are brought into use. INMO logo IR 12-09_PANTONE INMO Industrial Relations Officer, Michael Dineen, has accused the HSE of failing in it’s duty of care to both patients and staff at Kerry General. He says that nurses need to be recruited locally, and quickly, to address the problem: [audio_player src=””