The HSE's bracing itself for a 'Twindemic' of Covid and Flu that could put 20,000 people in hospital this winter.

A draft winter plan seen by the Sunday Independent says the health service could be facing one of its worst winters in years with 'unprecedented and sustained' levels of unplanned hospital admissions - particularly among the elderly.

The paper reports some scenarios warning of more than 900 people in ICUs over the winter period.

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