The nurses have announced that the government could soon see nationwide protests, if their demands were not met on time. There was a protest for the second time in the week, by nurses in the Mid-Western Regional Hospital situated in Limerick.
This was a for-hour protest and a similar stoppage of work is scheduled for Tuesday as well. Nurses are of the view that their views about overcrowding in wards are being taken very lightly and there are a lot of problems faced by the emergency department at hospitals, due to shortage of staff and shortage of funds.
They were also supported by nurses from Cork and Galway during the protest. They are of the view that there is shortage of funds in the hospitals and this calls for a lot of problems in the wards and emergency rooms, because they do not have enough material to use for patients in need.
The patients are the ones suffering in this battle between the staff and the management. It is essential that the matters are solved as soon as possible otherwise the patients would have to bear the brunt for it in negative ways.