If ever we needed a microcosm of the health service that highlights poor planning, inadequate resourcing and a persistent failure to deliver safe services, critical care is surely it.
The shortage of intensive care beds was highlighted this week when the brother of a very sick young woman took to the airwaves in an effort to get her the intensive care unit (ICU) bed she so desperately needed.
A 2009 report commissioned by the HSE...
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