Lowry Believes TUH Maternity Staffing Levels Beyond Crisis Point

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Staffing levels at Maternity wards in TUH Clonmel is beyond crisis point according to Tipperary TD Michael Lowry.

The Thurles based TD says Midwives at Tipperary University Hospital have issued a warning that staff shortages are causing risks to the safety of women and their babies’,

Deputy Lowry is asking what the government is doing to address what he called “dangerous staff shortages” in the Health Service.

The Deputy’s question arises from reports that INMO members working in the Maternity Department have written to the Hospital Management stating that they cannot be held accountable or responsible for any adverse event that might occur.

The Tánaiste Leo Varadkar is to use his office to get an update from TUH for Deputy Lowry about the matter.