A Clare Sinn Féin Dáil hopeful is calling on the government to put a contingency plan on place to ensure our hospitals can handle the winter surge.
It’s after figures released by the Irish Nurses and Midwives Organisation for July show that there was a 35% annual increase in the numbers on trolleys at University Hospital Limerick alone.
Noeleen Moran says this is down to a lack of commitment for funding to reopen beds which were closed during the recession and to address the staffing levels.
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The Ballyvaughan native, who is one of two candidates running for her party in this county in the next general election, says it’s vital to take action now.