A Belmullet Staff Hospital Action Committee has been formed following a meeting of staff from Belmullet District Hospital and Aras Deirbhle yesterday.
That was confirmed by local Fianna Fail Senator Keith Swanick, who chaired the meeting.
Senator Swanick, who is also a local GP, was asked by the staff to chair the meeting as he is the Medical Officer at the hospital.
He says that the overall feeling from the meeting is that the staff wanted to be in control of any direction of any campaign.
The committee was then formed, comprised of 4 nursing staff members and 4 support staff members, 4 from Belmullet District Hospital and 4 from Aras Deirbhle.
Senator Swanick told Midwest News that the committee is due to meet this afternoon and will issue a statement following that meeting.