RT News: HSE West cuts to be outlined todayThe details of cost cutting measures planned by the HSE (Health Service Executive) to curb a huge budget overrun in the HSE West region will be outlined at a meeting in Galway later today.
SIPTU, which represents over 20,000 health care workers in the region, says cuts which have already been made are bringing services to the verge of collapse.
Emergency departments ‘struggle’ with staff levels
HOSPITAL emergency departments are struggling to cope with serious staff shortages, resulting in some shifts being left uncovered and causing havoc to existing quality and safety standards.Emergency departmentsAdvocacy group the Irish Association of Emergency Medicine (IAEM) has warned that some emergency departments are struggling to cope with staff levels up to 80% below what is needed.
It will be interesting today if certain TDs decide now to withdraw their support for the government.