Dr Oisin O’Connell, who is a respiratory consultant at the Bon Secours Hospital in Cork, said that the current contractual arrangements being proposed would not only result in the withdrawal of private hospitals consultants’ ability to provide ongoing care to their existing patients but “would equally prevent private patients presenting with new medical issues from being treated.”
Asked about limited testing, Dr Holohan said they’re testing as many people as they can but have to prioritise in certain areas.
The percentage of people stockpiling has reduced from a peak of 43% in mid-March to 20% today.
86% of people believe that current government restrictions are “about right”.
67% are interacting with family and friends over the phone.