23 New posts for South Tipperary Hospital

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23 new posts comprising of midwifery and nursing positions have been sanctioned for South Tipperary General Hospital 

The positions to be filled include two midwifery posts, four locums to cover maternity leave in the department and 17 nursing appointments. 

Of the nursing posts to be made available nine will be permanent and eight will be temporary.

Commenting on the announcement, Fine Gael TD and Junior Minister Tom Hayes said that they are the result of lobbying at a time which has witnessed a hike in the number of people on trolleys on a daily basis at the hospital.

He has explained that two of the posts have been filled permanently, four locum are now in place to cover maternity leave, while in general nursing one permanent position has been filled and a further position is to be taken up next month.