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How Helping Patients Get Good Care At Home Helps Rural Hospitals Survive

Rural hospitals close when they don’t have enough paying patients to care for, but they’re also dinged when the same patients show up over and over again. That puts outlying medical facilities in the precarious position of needing to avoid repeat customers. Charlotte Potts is the type of patient some hospitals try to avoid. She… Read More »

Top medic says pressures at hospitals are not just for Christmas

The Clinical Medical Director at Cork University Hospital says it is inconceivable to think that health care staff would be granted extended leave over the Christmas period. Dr Mike O’Connor was speaking on RTE radio following comments from the Taoiseach, Leo Varadkar, who called on the Health Service Executive to “properly manage and deploy” resources in… Read More »