Concerns Expressed That Overcrowding At Cork Hospitals Could Lead To Compromised Care
Patients who present at ED's are being warned they will face long delays as the sickest will be prioritised
A Cork consultant in emergency medicine says the overcrowding at hospital emergency departments could lead to compromised care this Bank Holiday weekend.
Dr Conor Deasy says the lack of step down care and available beds in wards means that medical staff will be busier than ever this weekend..
The Health Service Exceutive has also warned of a challenging St Patrick's Weekend for the ambulance service across Cork and the entire country
All patients who present at an Emergency Department this weekend will be seen and treated but may face long delays as the sickest will be prioritised
Speaking to RedFM News Dr Conor Deasy says lack of step down care in particular is an ongoing pressure on Emergency Departments personnel
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