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Ireland’s Private Hospitals to Become Part of Public Hospital System for Duration of Covid-19 Emergency

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The Irish Times reports the Taoiseach Leo Varadkar announced yesterday the country’s private hospitals are to become part of the public hospital system for the duration of the Covid-19 emergency.

According to the Irish Times, The Private Hospital Association, which represents 19 hospitals, covering 2,000 hospital beds and 8,000 staff, said discussions were “continuing on arrangements to allow the State to contract, for a temporary period, the country’s private hospital bed capacity”.

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