Wednesday September 23, 2020

Exclusive: HSE winter plan revealed

Analysis: Up to 1,000 new hospital and intermediate beds and significant investment in community healthcare a crucial part of the €600 million plan

Daniel Murray

Business Reporter

14th September, 2020
Paul Reid, the HSE chief executive, will oversee a €600 million winter plan, the budget has increased from €26 million last year. Picture: Sam Boal/Photocall Ireland

A €600 million proposal for the HSE’s winter plan will be signed off by the Minister for Health this week before going to cabinet for a final decision. If approved by government, and if fully implemented, it could prove transformative for the way the Irish health service is run.

The plan will include up to 1,000 new beds in hospitals and intermediate care facilities, a major drive to recruit doctors, new direct access...

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