The nurses at Fermoy Community Hospital were among the thousands of nurses who travelled to Dublin on Saturday last, February 9, to join in the INMO rally.

Nurses and midwives from across the country marched from the Garden of Remembrance to Government Buildings as part of their fight for safe pay and safe staffing.

Fermoy Community Hospital INMO Communications Officer, Marguerita Sampson told The Avondhu that it was a proud day for all as they stood up for their plight in their thousands.

“Taking part in this demonstration of solidarity and determination were the INMO representatives and nurses from Fermoy Community Hospital. Nurses and midwives united to show the country that, as ever, they are organised, determined and resolute. There was a great sense of pride that we were all standing together, to defend our livelihoods, our professions and our patients.”

On February 11, the Elected Executive Council suspended the upcoming strikes following labour court recommendations. Ms Sampson explained that the details of these recommendations are complex. 

A briefing session was held on Wednesday, February 13 in the Green Isle Hotel Dublin to provide further clarification on the proposals to members and strike committees. 

Again, nurses from Fermoy Community Hospital travelled to Dublin to ensure that they have the most up to date information.