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Westmeath Private Hospital Took No Patients Last Month

Photo credit: stfrancisprivatehospital.com

The facility taken over by the State to help deal with the Covid-19 pandemic.

A Westmeath private hospital, taken over by the State to help deal with the Covid-19 pandemic, accommodated no patients last month. 

According to figures released to the Irish Times, none of the 77 beds in St. Francis Hospital in Mullingar were used in April. 

Overall, two inpatient beds out of three remained empty in the private facilities covered by the deal.

The HSE says occupancy rates have increased since then.

It's reported private hospitals may pull out of the agreement if the number of patients don't increase.

Fianna Fails Health Spokesperson Stephen Donnelly believes the contracts should end in their current form:

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