Liam Woods

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At the Mater hospital in Dublin, modelling was undertaken looking at the oxygen flow throughout the hospital “and tapering the supply as appropriate in some areas”, a consultant said.

Oxygen supply in Irish hospitals was a “challenge” as the acute system approached the peak of the pandemic in late March and early April, newly releas(...)

People enjoy the good weather at Brittas Bay beach, Co Wicklow, on bank holiday Monday. Gardaí have turned away non-locals who tried to visit. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

Many public hospitals are not “fit for purpose” in terms of providing safe distancing required to protect against the spread of Covid-19, the Health S(...)

Dr Tony Holohan, chair of NPHET, delives a media briefing in the Department of Health. Photograph:  Crispin Rodwel/The Irish Times

The National Public Health Emergency Team (NPHET) is expected to sign off on a final version of the plan to ease Ireland’s Covid-19 restrictions at a (...)

The HSE’s national director of acute operations Liam Woods said anyone seeking information should phone 1850 24 1850 or to use Photograph: PA

The HSE’s national director of acute operations Liam Woods has asked members of the public not to call emergency numbers 999 or 112 seeking informatio(...)

A Lancet study says  coronavirus “poses great strain on critical-care resources in hospitals, especially if they are not adequately staffed or resourced”. Photograph: Getty Images

Ireland will struggle to deal with even a small number of severely ill patients should coronavirus cases occur here, a senior doctor has warned. Ther(...)

 INMO general secretary Phil Ní Sheaghdha says the ‘extreme overcrowding presents a clear danger to patients and staff’. Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill/The Irish Times

For the second day in a row there are 760 patients deemed to require admission to hospital waiting on trolleys in emergency departments and on wards f(...)

HSE national director Liam Woods: Trolley figures have exceeded 600 in recent weeks, with 571 patients waiting for admission to hospital on Thursday morning.  Photograph: Alan Betson

No new beds or additional staff are being provided as part of the Health Service Executive’s plan to combat overcrowding in hospitals this winter, the(...)

Labour health spokesman Alan Kelly claimed there was a “direct contradiction” between the evidence given by CervicalCheck representatives to previous meetings of the committee and the direct experience of women. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times.

TDs have called on CervicalCheck to explain why women who had smear tests done privately due to a backlog in the public screening service were later e(...)

Angela Fitzgerald, national director acute hospitals; Dr Colm Henry chief clinical officer; Liam Woods, interim deputy general operations and Bernard Gloster, chief officer for the midwest, during a HSE briefing in Dublin. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

The HSE has warned of delays and significant disruption at hospital emergency departments as a result of the one-day strike by nurses starting at 8am (...)

Phil Ní Sheaghdha, general secretary of the INMO with Martina Harkin-Kelly, president of the INMO at talks in the Workplace Relations Commission. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

About 15,000 people will have hospital out-patient appointments scheduled for next Wednesday cancelled as a result of the planned nurses’ strike, the (...)

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