Some hospitals have cut 10 per cent of their beds to prevent the spread of Covid-19.

Roscommon-Galway Independent TD Denis Naughten claims that's the case at Portiuncla Hospital in Ballinasloe.

The Regional Independent TDs have secured a Dail debate on the matter today, amid concerns that the number of patients on hospital trolleys has risen, on average, to over 100 per day across the country since the start of this month, as a direct result of the bed reconfiguration in hospitals to reduce the risk of infection due to coronavirus.

Deputy Naughten is calling on the Health Minister Simon Harris will explain the measures being taken to address the reduction in bed capacity, and says urgent action is needed. ...

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