Reilly: Closed hospital beds to stay closed 'for some time'

Reilly: Closed hospital beds to stay closed 'for some time'

The Minister for Health James Reilly has said any beds that have closed in hospitals will stay closed.

Mr Reilly made the comments after he received a mixed response from nurses and midwives at the INMO conference in Killarney today.

The INMO has said around 2,400 hospital beds have closed since 2009, 1,300 of which are acute beds.

The Health Minister said this will remain the case "for some time".


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