Sunday October 25, 2020

Extra beds in doubt as private hospitals oppose new HSE deal

Beacon Hospital deputy chief says its board is ‘not minded’ to sign contract. Sticking points include belief that HSE should pay going rate for private care

18th October, 2020
The Private Hospitals Association also told the Business Post that “ongoing provision of existing services and business continuity for the duration of any agreement period will remain an absolute priority” for its member

The HSE‘s bid to secure extra capacity to cope with the increase in Covid-19 cases is in doubt this weekend, as a number of private hospitals have expressed dissatisfaction with the terms of a new deal, the Business Post can reveal.

The HSE is seeking to take over up to 40 per cent of activity in private hospitals, potentially for two years to help manage further surges in Covid-19 cases.

It issued a draft...

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