The INMO has called on the Health and Safety Authority (HSA) to urgently inspect Sligo University Hospital in response to increased overcrowding and safety issues.
In a letter to the HSA the union claims that a high level of patient attendance at SUH, coupled with delays in discharging patients, was leading to health and safety risks to hospital staff and patients.
INMO Industrial Relations Officer for Sligo, Neal Donohue told Midwest News that the safety issues extend throughout the hospital, but the conditions in the Emergency Department are so concerning the union had no choice but to call for an urgent inspection.
SUH has been experiencing extraordinarily high levels of overcrowding this year, with almost 6,000 patients having been treated on trolleys since January.
Midwest News Editor Teresa O’Malley asked Neal was calling in the Health and Safety Authority a bit excessive…