Nursing staff use makeshift beds to help keep hospitals open
A passing JCB helped to clear snow blocking Naas ambulance station
Ambulance workers digging snow blocking Naas ambulance station.
One of the trolleys at St James’s Hospital where a nurse had to sleep.
Nurses and other staff slept on makeshift beds in hospitals around the country in order to maintain services during the past 24 hours.
Staff who lived near their workplace put other members up for the night and arranged shift swaps so that those further away from work did not have to come in.