HSE expecting a spike in demand today due to the St. Patrick’s Day celebrations
The HSE is expecting a spike in demand today due to the St. Patrick’s Day celebrations.
With increased attendance at emergency departments, its advising the public to consider all options when looking for treatment.
Trolley numbers appear to be climbing again after dipping from the record high seen in early January.
Dr. Colm Henry – Chief Clinical Officer of the HSE – says hospitals will have the staff in place to deal with increased demand:
“All of us have seen our decision makers, consultants in hospitals over weekends, over bank holidays, providing continuous cover. And to enable greater flow of hospitals, We need not just senior decision makers but support network around them to ensure that we can get those investigations on the patients need and to ensure that we want to get patients home to free up beds, that there’s supports available in the community or beds available in the community for patients should that be the case.