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‘Zero Tolerance’ plan to be implemented in St Luke’s Hospital

New measures that could see hospitals like St Luke’s for Carlow/Kilkenny face hefty fines for leaving patients waiting are to come into effect immediately.

Currently almost 1 in 5 people in our emergency departments take longer than 9 hours to be seen.

Overcrowding is one of the main reasons for threatened industrial action by INMO nurses – who are still being balloted.

Secretary General of the INMO, Liam Doran told KCLR News that the members are still being balloted.