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Hospital bed shortages to hit 3,000 by the end of the decade

Bed shortages across public hospitals will top 3,000 by 2030.  That’s according to new research from ESRI researcher Dr Brendan Walsh, who says that the Irish health system is unable to keep up with the population’s demand for care.   In reaction to this research findings, Shane spoke to Anthony Staines, Professor of Health Systems at the school of Nursing, Psychotherapy and Community Health in DCU.  

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07.00 6 Dec 2023


Hospital bed shortages to hit 3,000 by the end of the decade


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Bed shortages across public hospitals will top 3,000 by 2030.  That’s according to new research from ESRI researcher Dr Brendan Walsh, who says that the Irish health system is unable to keep up with the population’s demand for care.

In reaction to this research findings, Shane spoke to Anthony Staines, Professor of Health Systems at the school of Nursing, Psychotherapy and Community Health in DCU.


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