HSE ‘relying’ on private hospitals as cases rise
Paul Reid to tell Oireachtas health committee that a ‘growing’ number of less urgent appointments were being cancelled as a result of a fourth wave of infections
The HSE is relying on private hospitals to support emergency workload pressures as a result of surging Covid-19 cases, TDs and senators will hear tomorrow.
Paul Reid, the body’s chief executive, will tell the Oireachtas health committee that Ireland’s acute hospitals are under “very serious pressure” amid a fourth wave of infection across the country.
In prepared remarks circulated ahead of the meeting, Reid said a “growing” number of...
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