HSE to require €1 billion extra as lockdown tensions mount

€2 billion boost already provided to the health service for Covid-19 may not be enough

9th August, 2020
HSE to require €1 billion extra as lockdown tensions mount
Paul Reid: ‘We are doing everything possible to avoid having to shut down services again Picture: Fergal Phillips

The HSE is likely to require an additional €1 billion to cope with the rising costs of the Covid-19 pandemic, its chief executive has warned.

In a wide-ranging interview with the Business Post, Paul Reid insisted the HSE had learned from mistakes it made in its rush to fight the pandemic, including the €100 million a month payment for largely empty private hospitals and the delay in helping private nursing homes....

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