HSE Working On Contingency Plans Ahead of Tomorrow’s Strike

Written 2 months ago by Sinead Hubble

The HSE and SIPTU are in talks about contingency planning ahead of tomorrow’s strike by health workers.

10 thousand support staff across 38 facilities, including the three Midland Regional Hospitals, will walk off the job for 24 hours.

SIPTU says tomorrow’s strike will go ahead in a row over pay, with 38 hospitals set to be impacted.

A number of elective procedures will be deferred, while there will be a reduction in outpatient, laboratory and theatre services.

Divisional organiser Paul Bell says they’ve done all they can to avoid it.

Meanwhile, a group representing patients is urging all sides to get back to the talks table.

Mervyn Taylor from Sage Advocacy says we don’t know how much it will impact patients, which is worrying:

The HSE says it is contacting patients whose appointments will be impacted by tomorrow’s action.