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Thursday 7 December 2023 Dublin: 9°C

# winter plan

This year
Start talks with private hospitals now to avoid disastrous winter, INMO chief to tell Minister
A report by
Eimer McAuley
Medical organisations are to warn Donnelly that by December ‘it will be too late’.
Last year
'Too early' to say if Covid-19 vaccines will become regular winter jab, says Henry
The HSE Winter Plan was launched last month.
All time
Government's winter health plan labelled 'inadequate' by doctors' group
The €77-million plan aims to increase bed capacity, but questions have been raised about whether there will be additional staff.
Private hospitals will play a role in the event of a surge in Covid-19 hospitalisations, says HSE boss
Reid will tell the committee today that waiting lists have stabilised.
Covid-19 pandemic causing major disruptions to critical mental health services, WHO finds
The HSE’s winter plan has been criticised for not allocating enough funding towards mental health.
'They need to dramatically change their attitude': Concern that HSE will struggle to recruit for new beds
An additional 251 acute beds are to be opened in the last three months of 2020.
'We're sleepwalking back to mass overcrowding': 221 patients on trolleys in Irish hospitals
The INMO has warned that overcrowding and Covid-19 make for a ‘toxic combination’.
HSE facing 'more challenging' peak season as it unveils €26 million Winter Plan
With hospital admissions already up on last year, the HSE said it expects a busy winter season.
38 people have died so far this flu season as hospitalisations rise
There are 112 confirmed cases where people were admitted to critical care units over the flu.
Meningitis: HSE expert says rate of uptake of vaccine boosters is 'very disappointing'
The HSE yesterday issued an initial warning after the deaths of three people.
HSE wants to see patients as quickly as possible this winter - but admits it has no targets to do so
The executive published its €30m Winter Plan for 2018/19 today.