Hospitals To Get Extra Consultants To Eliminate A&E Crisis

by Medindia Content Team on  August 17, 2006 at 7:29 PM Hospital News
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Hospitals To Get Extra Consultants To Eliminate A&E Crisis
The Health Service Executive in Ireland is all set to offer rewards for hospitals that deal effectively with accident and emergency overcrowding.
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The Irish Examiner reports that hospitals may be offered additional consultants in order to help hospitals deal with the A&E crisis, where patients are made to wait for hours together in trolleys. But hospitals must ensure that A&E patients are not made to wait over 24 hours. Also they must see to it that more than three-quarters are not made to wait for more than six hours.

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The HSE is to announce this offer as a part of a new incentive scheme later this week.

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