Senior consultant anticipates ‘things will deteriorate further’ due to crippling effect of Covid-19 on the health service

The crippling effect of Covid-19 on the health service has been likened by a senior consultant to planes crashing into every hospital in the country. (...)

The INTO said 9,000 had tested positive for coronavirus which means there are thousands more asymptomatic children. Photograph: iStock

Chief medical officer Tony Holohan has said Nphet may be forced to give “difficult advice” to the Government if Covid-19 cases continue to rise. Dr (...)

A member of the medical staff donning PPE before working in the Covid Emergency Department at St Vincent’s University Hospital, Dublin. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

In St Vincent’s Hospital’s intensive care unit, medical staff are racing to deal with fast-rising numbers of admissions, while taking delivery of s(...)