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Written by:
Muireann Leonard
January 22, 2019

The Ireland East Hospital Group (IEHG) has received notice of strike action from the Irish Nurses & Midwives Organisation (INMO). The first day of strike action is scheduled for Wednesday January 30th 2019 at 8am to Thursday 31st at 8am. Additional strike dates are notified for February 5th, 7th, 12th, 13th and 14th.

The HSE is negotiating with the INMO to secure the safest possible level of cover in health and social care services on that day.

The public are advised that IEHG envisages significant disruption and cancellation of routine services in our Acute Hospitals and Community Healthcare services.

Where cancellations are taking place, the relevant healthcare facility at local level will make every effort to contact the service users affected. The public are however advised to pay close attention to local and national media outlets for further updates.

IEHG will make every effort to reduce the impact of this strike for the public and our staff.

Ireland East Hospital Group hospitals: Mater Misericordiae University Hospital, St Vincent's University Hospital, Regional Hospital Mullingar, St Luke's General Hospital, Carlow/Kilkenny, Wexford General Hospital, National Maternity Hospital, Our Lady's Hospital, Navan, St Columcille's Hospital, Loughlinstown, St Michael's Hospital, Dun Laoghaire, Cappagh National Orthopaedic Hospital, Royal Victoria Eye and Ear Hospital