12 March 2020 – Health Services stocking up on ventilators

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Type of Intervention: Healthcare and public health capacity
Sectors Involved: Increase in medical supplies and equipment
Level of Jurisdiction: National
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Overview: The HSE (Health Services) is stocking up on new ventilators to prepare for more people in respiratory distress from coronavirus. The HSE would not disclose the number of ventilators in the Irish system but said that it had purchased an additional 12 portable ventilators and 60 intensive care unit (ICU) ventilators, though a series of doctors put the number at 250.
Full details here: https://www.irishtimes.com/news/health/medics-raise-concerns-about-staffing-levels-as-hse-stocks-up-on-ventilators-1.4201544