03 April 2020 – Published guidance for prioritising critical care resources

This item is sourced from COVID-19 Policy Watch co-ordinated by Policy. We are in the process of gathering further information and aligning taxonomies for these items.

Type of Intervention: Health services
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Level of Jurisdiction: National
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Overview: The National Public Health Emergency Team (NPHET) released a guidance document for clinical staff who may be involved in making decisions regarding the prioritisation of critical care resources in the context of COVID-19.

The Department of Health has been working intensively with the HSE (Health Service Executive) during the last month to significantly increase the critical care capacity within the hospital system.
Full details here: https://www.gov.ie/en/publication/a02c5a-what-is-happening/#ethical-considerations-relating-to-critical-care-in-the-context-of-covid-19