Hospital consultants have warned that public hospitals are in a state of crisis.
The IHCA has welcomed an interview from former HSE director general Tony O'Brien in the Sunday Business Post this morning.
In it, he warns that the difficulty recruiting and retaining consultants is preventing the provision of care to patients.
Tony O'Brien also says in the interview that it's "entirely possible" the number of people on trolleys this winter will hit one thousand.
And he believes that without "significant moves", there's no doubt that there will be an "existential crisis" in hospital capacity.