350 unused beds in Irish hospitals

There were 350 beds unused in Irish hospitals in April, according to figures released by the Health Service Executive (HSE).

Susan Mitchell

Deputy Editor and Health Editor @susmitchellsbp
5th July, 2008

There were 350 beds unused in Irish hospitals in April, according to figures released by the Health Service Executive (HSE).

Cappagh Orthopaedic Hospital in Finglas in Dublin had 48 beds closed, while South Infirmary in Cork had 29 beds closed. Sligo General Hospital and St John’s Hospital in Limerick each had 24 beds closed and 23 beds were closed at Temple Street Children’s Hospital in Dublin.

‘‘Beds are being closed due to budgetary considerations,” said Jan...

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