The HSE director warned that canceling state contracts with private hospitals would be a great risk.
Paul Reid says the deal could be renewed to make sure we have the ability to deal with every possible spike in the coronavirus.
The deal has cost 1 million a month, and Stephen Donnelly, a spokeswoman for Fianna Fail Health, has warned that many of them have zero.
Tonight on the shoulder, HSE chief Paul Reid said canceling the deal would now be a “risky” move.
“From my point of view, I’m very careful that we don’t know what will happen next in terms of the effects of Cavid-19 – and if we end up with a completely burdensome hospital system and possibly a separate event, no one will thank us. We just don’t know the disease.” , ”He said.
“It simply came to our notice then that we would have to make a decision sooner rather than later.
“But I have to say it is currently a high risk for reducing the capacity of our hospital system.”
He said private hospitals would be used to bring HSE back to non-CVID care services in the coming weeks.
“We need to keep our skin hospital system at about 70% capacity,” he said.
“We usually work about 95% on a typical day and more than 100% in the winter – probably about 110%.
“It simply came to our notice then. We must have the ability to absorb every possible spike. We are not without Kavid; We are not beyond the effects of this disease. “
Establishing social distance
He also warned that non-Kavid services would be less efficient than before due to the need for social distance.
He said the HSE has identified three priorities for returning to non-civic care.
- People come forward for cancer treatment and cardiology
- Time dependent operation
- We work regularly when NTPF is running again
“Private hospital groups and public hospital systems are all part of this process,” he said.
“We will use what we have as part of our three priorities in our involvement with private hospital groups.”
Photo by Stephen Donnelly, health spokeswoman for Fianna Fell. Photo by: Sam Boyle / RollingNews.i
However, Representative Donnelly, who spoke to the Daily, warned that the deal was “clearly not working” and called for the money to be paid to the National Medical Purchase Fund for a deal with a private hospital.
“Government patients are not seen in private hospitals, and government funds are now used to treat private patients in private hospitals, which are usually paid for by insurance companies,” he said.
“My priority here is to treat public patients, but we know that NTPF has identified only 5,000 patients who could be transferred to private hospitals.
Compare that to what NTPF did in 2018 – with just € 50 million, it provided 21,000 methods.
“So it’s clear that this is not an effective use of healthcare resources or even public money.”
He said the decision to take charge of the hospitals in March was “completely understandable”, but noted that since the expected assurances did not come true, the contract should now be canceled. “
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HSE chief warns cancellation of private hospital contract “high risk”
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