Private hospital ‘safety net’ includes five-day warning
Proposals intended to be ‘activated in the case of a further extreme Covid-19 surge in the near future’
A draft of the new private hospital “safety net” deal includes a five-day warning before up to 40 per cent of hospital capacity can be taken over by the HSE.
The new proposals, seen by the Business Post, are intended to succeed the arrangement during the first wave of Covid-19 between March and June.
That deal allowed the private hospitals to be completely taken over by the HSE at a total cost of €300...
Subscribe from just €1 for the first month!
With any subscription you will have access to
Unlimited multi-device access to our iPad, iPhone and Android Apps
Unlimited access to our eReader library
Exclusive daily insight and opinion seven days a week
Create alerts to never miss a subject that matters to you
Get access to exclusive offers for subscribers on gifts and experiences
Get content from Business Post, Business Post Magazines, Connected, Tatler and Food & Wine
Tony O’Brien: Health’s other challenges now need the same urgent care as Covid
Our collective understanding of the value of the health service has been transformed over the last 12 months. Now is the time for Stephen Donnelly to grab the initiative and push through meaningful reforms
New public-only deals for medical consultants set for this summer
The contracts, worth up to €252,000 a year, will mean that hospital consultants hired by the HSE can only work in public settings
HSE contacts Data Protection Commission over ransomware attack
It is unclear yet if individual personal data has been compromised as part of ‘sophisticated’ cyber attack
Comment: Our reserves were not built to survive long Covid
The Asthma Society of Ireland wants to end deaths from the condition by 2030, but the prolonged pandemic has heaped pressure on its services