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Nurses at St Luke’s Hospital to be balloted for industrial action today

Nurses at St Luke’s and other hospitals will be balloted for industrial action today.

The local hospital has been under sustained pressure in recent weeks with management reporting a surge in numbers attending the emergency department.

The Irish Nurses and Midwives Organisation says overcrowding has gone too far – and the safety of both nurses and patients is being compromised on a daily basis.

The organisation claims today’s ballot could lead to an all out strike in the run up to Christmas.

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