Scenes from an overcrowded psychiatric unit of University Hospital Waterford last week; outside the hospital this afternoon
Outside University Hospital Waterford.
Psychiatric nurses and members of the Psychiatric Nurses Association protest over ongoing overcrowding at the hospital’s Acute Psychiatry Unit.
It follows The Irish Examiner publishing pictures of some patients sleeping on the floor of the unit last week.
The PNA has tweeted: “PNA is demanding that the HSE urgently address the deficit in mental health services in Waterford.
“The situation in UWH cannot be allowed to continue or repeated and the under resourcing and under staffing of the Waterford services must be addressed as a matter of urgency.”