SIPTU Health Division Organiser, Paul Bell, said; “We have accepted the invitation from the WRC to attend talks tomorrow. The 24 hour strike will continue today and the planned three days of strike action due to take place next week (on 2nd, 3rdand 4thJuly) proceed if we do not resolve this dispute. We are greatly encouraged by the huge turnout of members on picket lines at 38 hospitals across the country today. We also appreciate the support of the public, including patients and visitors to the hospitals, and of our colleagues in the health service.”