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Monday, 23 January 2017

If this many people were dying in another way, there'd be war over it'

If this many people were dying in another way, there'd be war over it'
- So, what can be done? Here, representatives from the Irish Association for Emergency Medicine (IAEM) and the Irish Nurses and Midwives Organisation (INMO) explain what doctors and nurses on the frontline in our hospitals’ emergency departments (EDs) want to see happen. The number one thing they want? More beds. Now. Ireland has 2.8 acute hospital beds per 1,000 of the population, whereas the OECD average is 4.3. Japan, for example, has 13 beds per 1,000 people.