HOW ARE OUR HOSPITALS AND NURSING HOMES COPING WITH THE CHALLENGES?

23 April 2020 No Comments by The Northern Standard

Michael Fisher

Dealing with the steadily increasing numbers of coronavirus cases has placed tremendous responsibilities on front line medical staff in our local hospitals and nursing homes. The developing situation earlier this month prompted a group of twenty consultants at Cavan General Hospital to clarify the situation there. It followed the revelation that Cavan, with 33 cases of Covid-19, was the hospital outside of the greater Dublin area with the most cases at that time. The physicians, anaesthetists and peadiatricians signed the following letter which they have given the Northern Standard permission to place on record:

STATEMENT BY CONSULTANTS AT CAVAN HOSPITAL
“As senior clinicians working in Cavan Hospital we feel we have a responsibility to comment on a report published (by one local newspaper) on 9/4/20. The Covid-19 pandemic is proving to be a major challenge for every hospital in the world at this time. This is not a situation that we…

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