SIPTU nursing members to stage a lunchtime protest to highlight staff shortages in Cavan General Hospital

Members of SIPTU Nursing in Cavan General Hospital will take part in a lunchtime protest today, (Tuesday, December 13th) at 1.00p.m. to highlight staffing shortages at the hospital.  

SIPTU Sector Organiser, Sean Nolan said; “Our members are concerned that inadequate staffing levels are impacting upon patient care and are affecting the health, safety and well-being of the staff in Cavan General Hospital. They are frustrated and disappointed at management’s inadequate response to the issue so far and have been left with no other option but to take this course of action.”

SIPTU representatives met management at the Workplace Relations Commission (WRC) last Thursday, December 8 but no concrete proposals were agreed. A further meeting is scheduled with the WRC on Tuesday, December 20th.