IPA Responses to Headline News
Headline: INMO warns of 'dangerous understaffing' in Mater Hospital
IPA Response in Article:
"If we start having a build-up of COVID and influenza, that's a sort of double whammy on the system. We know how the system can be affected by that from our experiences with COVID. The impacts are that it's unsafe for patients and staff when you have emergency departments which are overcrowded. On top of that, you have patients who have been waiting maybe a year for an operation, which has been cancelled as the bed is needed by somebody else."
Saturday 15 October 2022