HSE orders 300 new ventilators

The HSE is placing an order for 300 new ventilators in anticipation of a surge in confirmed cornavirus cases.

It's signing an agreement with a manufacturer to deliver 80 ventilators on a weekly basis going forward. 

There are normally around 500 ventilators available in hospitals nationwide. 

Health Minister Simon Harris says they're also securing additional ventilation rooms. 

 

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