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Minister expects call for extra beds for Ireland

BMJ 2001; 322 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.322.7294.1086/c (Published 05 May 2001) Cite this as: BMJ 2001;322:1086
  1. Doug Payne
  1. Dublin

    The Irish minister of health, Micheál Martin, has said he expects that within days a review body will recommend a “quite significant” increase in the number of hospital beds.

    Mr Martin was speaking at the recent annual general meeting of the Irish Medical Organisation, which represents 5000 Irish doctors. He said that he expects a recommendation that some of the beds should be specifically designated for emergency care, …

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