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

23rd November, 2021
HSE ‘relying’ on private hospitals as cases rise
In prepared remarks circulated to TDs and senators, Paul Reid said acute hospitals are under ‘very serious pressure’. Picture: Photocall

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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