Private hospitals cry foul over surge capacity fees
Legal action has been threatened after the HSE said certain beds made available to cater for Covid-19 patients would not be paid for
A row has broken out between the HSE and private hospitals over the terms of the contract agreed to facilitate surge capacity of Covid-19 cases.
The HSE has told private hospitals it will not pay for beds made available as part of the deal in certain instances, leading some to threaten legal action.
It comes as the HSE has begun to release certain hospitals from the contract as Covid-19 hospitalisation numbers continue to fall.
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