Nurses at St Vincent's to hold lunchtime protest about overcrowding

Staff at the South Dublin hospital have been warning about risks to both patients and staff for months

Nurses at St Vincent's Hospital in Dublin are to stage a protest this afternoon to highlight overcrowding at the facility.

Yesterday over 540 people were waiting on a bed at hospitals right around the country.

The Irish Nurses and Midwives Organisation says staff have repeatedly raised concerns about the situation at St Vincent's.

The demonstration will take place at lunchtime.