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ICUs nationwide under 'extraordinary pressure' according to health experts

Nov 8, 2021 09:11 By Shannonside News
ICUs nationwide under 'extraordinary pressure' according to health experts ICUs nationwide under 'extraordinary pressure' according to health experts
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The current situation is being described as a "perfect storm" due to the high rates of Covid-19.

The Irish Medical Organisation says GP surgeries, hospitals and ICU units are under "extraordinary pressure" from the high levels of Covid-19.

It says the recent rise in cases will mean fewer beds are available to treat non-Covid cases and limit the ability to tackle waiting lists.

There are 486 patients in hospital with the virus as of last night, including 75 in intensive care.

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RCSI Senior Lecturer, Eoghan De Barra, says covid patients are taking up a lot of room in ICU:

 

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