INMO Appeal to Public to join them at Protest Outside Dáil on 14th January


–      We must put an end to the appalling indignity of hospital overcrowding


The INMO today called for patient groups and members of the public to join them in their protest at what they described as the appalling overcrowding of our hospitals. The protest will be staged from 12 noon on Wednesday the 14th of January outside the Kildare street entrance of Dáil Éireann and has the support of SIPTU, ICTU and other Trade Unions.


Speaking today following an Executive Council meeting at the INMO, Deputy General Secretary, Dave Hughes said:


“We are hoping that members of the public, patient groups and workers in the city centre will give up some of their lunch break on Wednesday to show their disgust at chronic overcrowding in A&E departments which last week reached a record high of 601”.


Mr. Hughes continued: “Chronic overcrowding of A&E departments is now an annual event which means hundreds of patients daily are deprived of basic dignity and exposed to even greater health risks simply because successive Irish governments have failed to adequately fund the health service.


Mr. Hughes concluded: “We hope that hundreds will turn out at the protest and join with us in demanding an end to hospital overcrowding”.

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