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16/09/2021

Emergency Department in Naas will be closed when strike hits

The Emergency Department in Naas General Hospital will have no nurses on duty once strike action hits. Overcrowding and lack of nurses to cope with patients on trolleys has led to strike action being declared. Nationally 92% of nurses working in Emergency Departments have  voted in favour of industrial action. The strike  will commence from Tuesday, 15 December, as yet, it is unclear when Naas nurses will hold strike action, but that will be announced this Thursday. Speaking to KildareNow, Nurses Union representative for Naas, Derek Reilly said: "It is a complete strike. There are not enough nurses on duty. There is noone to look after additional patients. A national emergency needs to be declared."
 General Secretary of the nurses union INMO, Liam Doran, said: "This will be strike action where we take our members out of emergency departments for a defined period."

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