24 March 2020 – Agreed for public use of private hospitals

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 Irish Government entered an agreement with private hospitals to make the private hospitals part of the public health system for the duration of the COVID-19 crisis.

The agreement will bring more than 2,000 hospital beds, along with staff and other facilities, into the public health system. The private hospitals will participate on a not-for-profit basis.
Full details here: https://www.thejournal.ie/private-hospitals-ireland-coronavirus-5056334-Mar2020/