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# paul-reid - Wednesday 11 November, 2020

Private hospitals will play a role in the event of a surge in Covid-19 hospitalisations, says HSE boss

Reid will tell the committee today that waiting lists have stabilised.

# paul-reid - Monday 9 November, 2020

HSE boss says 'we have to be honest' about what Christmas will look once Level 5 restrictions ease

Reid told Newstalk Breakfast people will still need to limit their social contacts after 1 December.

# paul-reid - Thursday 5 November, 2020

Dr Colm Henry: 'Isolation' felt by older people should be considered when lifting Level 5 restrictions

Current restrictions are set to be eased on 1 December.

# paul-reid - Friday 30 October, 2020

Situation in nursing homes receiving 'intensive' HSE support has stabilised, Paul Reid says

HSE CEO Paul Reid said supports were being provided to nursing homes dealing with category “red” outbreaks

# paul-reid - Thursday 22 October, 2020

HSE boss says rapid acceleration of cases and staff 'scheduling issue' led to contact tracing backlog

Paul Reid also said he takes responsibility for the fact that the government was not informed of the issues at the weekend.

# paul-reid - Saturday 10 October, 2020

'People are afraid': Only tenth of women invited for cervical cancer screenings made appointments

Out of 110,000 invitations, only 12,000 have come forward, according to CervicalCheck director.

# paul-reid - Thursday 8 October, 2020

HSE says hospital system 'challenged but not overwhelmed' though trends remain 'a strong concern'

HSE CEO Paul Reid said that some hospitals may have to start deferring or cancelling procedures.

# paul-reid - Wednesday 30 September, 2020

How many ICU beds do we actually have and what happened to the Covid surge capacity?

During the height of the pandemic, hospitals used high dependency and post-operative beds on a temporary basis.

# paul-reid - Sunday 27 September, 2020

HSE boss issues 'call to arms' for public to stick to health advice as hospitals come under increasing pressure

The number of people in hospital is at its highest level in months.

# paul-reid - Thursday 24 September, 2020

HSE urges people to reduce contacts with average for positive case now at six

CEO Paul Reid said the numbers failing to turn up for their swab appointments has reduced now.

# paul-reid - Tuesday 22 September, 2020

Concerns over increases in Covid-19 hospitalisations and admissions to ICU

HSE CEO Paul Reid said last night that there were 90 people hospitalised with Covid-19 and 19 in ICU.

# paul-reid - Thursday 17 September, 2020

Senior NHS officials contacted HSE seeking help for Covid-19 tests

Paul Reid was defending Ireland’s testing capacity following a surge in demand for Covid-19 tests in recent weeks.

# paul-reid - Monday 14 September, 2020

HSE targets graduates and students to boost contact tracing capacity

The HSE said that it’s looking for public-health trained individuals who will be ready to start almost immediately.

# paul-reid - Saturday 12 September, 2020

HSE set to face difficult task in reaching flu vaccination targets for healthcare staff

Rates of healthcare worker vaccine uptake, particularly in nursing homes, remain low.

# paul-reid - Wednesday 2 September, 2020

Covid-19 deaths and hospital numbers remain low as Ireland is 'protecting vulnerable people better'

The majority of confirmed cases are now in those aged under 45.

# paul-reid - Thursday 27 August, 2020

'Our desire is to lift restrictions on Kildare as quickly as possible': HSE pressed on schools and testing at briefing

On schools, the HSE said today “the risks of keeping schools closed now outweigh the risk of Covid for children”.

# paul-reid - Wednesday 26 August, 2020

Colm Henry says advice is 'clear' that you must restrict movements for 14 days when arriving from non-Green List country

The issue of Phil Hogan was raised as HSE officials addressed an Oireachtas Committee this morning.

Covid committee: HSE boss to be questioned on clusters in meat plants and re-opening of schools

Minister for Health, Stephen Donnelly and Acting Chief Medical Officer Dr Ronan Glynn will also appear today.

# paul-reid - Saturday 22 August, 2020

Ireland records highest number of Covid-19 tests yesterday

HSE CEO Paul Reid said that 13,000 tests were completed, adding this is “our highest daily number ever”.

# paul-reid - Friday 31 July, 2020

'Don't be scared': HSE chief urges public to be diligent this weekend after sharp increase in Covid-19 cases

Eighty-five new cases of Covid-19 were confirmed yesterday in a worrying escalation.

# paul-reid - Thursday 30 July, 2020

Covid-19: Six cases in Irish hospitals, down from peak of 879

HSE CEO Paul Reid revealed the figure this morning.

# paul-reid - Saturday 25 July, 2020

Number of Covid-19 patients in hospital at lowest since April peak, HSE chief says

Paul Reid said there are 10 confirmed positive cases in hospital.

# paul-reid - Wednesday 22 July, 2020

'A real cause of concern': One in four close contacts failing to show up for first Covid-19 test

HSE CEO Paul Reid has said contact tracing teams now have to spend time convincing close contacts to go for a test.

# paul-reid - Wednesday 8 July, 2020

Ireland's Covid-19 tracker app reaches 1 million users

“The app wont make you immune to the virus but it can help to reduce the risk,” HSE CEO Paul Reid said.

# paul-reid - Thursday 18 June, 2020

HSE chief to tell TDs of 'very significant changes' needed to treatment of vulnerable older people

Paul Reid will appear before the Oireachtas Special Committee on Covid-19 this morning.

# paul-reid - Friday 12 June, 2020

'I'm concerned about the winter': HSE outlines longterm strategy for healthcare and Covid-19 testing

HSE chief Paul Reid said capacity will have to be built up before we hit the peak of winter.

# paul-reid - Friday 5 June, 2020

Investigation into late reporting of 244 cases of Covid-19 finds Mater Hospital acted legally

Controversy arose last month after it emerged that there was a delay in the reporting of the cases.

# paul-reid - Thursday 28 May, 2020

HSE chief Paul Reid: There are 'obvious gaps' in governance of private nursing homes

Paul Reid said the target of having 90% of tests for Covid-19 turned around in three days has not been met and it is currently at 83%.

# paul-reid - Monday 25 May, 2020

'It is not a rule, it is guidance': Tony Holohan says two-metre social distancing is not 'hard and fast law'

Concerns have been raised about the impact the measures will have on businesses as the country re-opens.

# paul-reid - Saturday 23 May, 2020

HSE chief urges public to 'hold firm' with restrictions as number of Covid-19 patients in hospitals falls

Recent figures show that by yesterday, 298 patients with coronavirus were admitted to 29 hospitals across the state.

# paul-reid - Tuesday 19 May, 2020

‘Stay away from blame’: Health officials say no single reason for nursing home outbreaks

The issue of elderly patients being discharged from acute hospital settings was raised by Sinn Féin’s Louise O’Reilly today.

Senior civil servant to warn Dáil committee that Covid-19 crisis could last for years

The Oireachtas Special Committee on Covid-19 Response is due to hear from a number of health officials today.

# paul-reid - Sunday 17 May, 2020

HSE's Reid admits 'tensions' with CMO over testing capacity but says 'we're on the same page now'

“There are tensions with many issues,” HSE CEO Paul Reid said this morning.

HSE chief Paul Reid 'reassured' that 244 Covid-19 cases at Mater hospital were reported legally

The official publication of the cases dating back to mid-March was delayed until this week.

# paul-reid - Thursday 14 May, 2020

HSE bosses confident of three-day turnaround on testing in 90% of positive cases by Monday

HSE CEO Paul Reid was speaking at a briefing on Covid-19 testing and contact tracing at UCD this morning.

# paul-reid - Sunday 10 May, 2020

HSE still plans to roll out contact tracing app by end of the month

The app will be opt-in and support, rather than replace, current contact tracing processes.

PPE will cost €1 billion this year, and number of Covid-19 patients in ICU has halved from peak Coronavirus This post contains videos

PPE will cost €1 billion this year, and number of Covid-19 patients in ICU has halved from peak

Some 120 million masks will arrive in Ireland from South Korea in the coming weeks.

# paul-reid - Sunday 3 May, 2020

Covid-19 outbreaks confirmed in 100 disability settings

There have also been 36 outbreaks in mental health facilities, the HSE said.

# paul-reid - Sunday 5 April, 2020

HSE says 20% of the first PPE batch to arrive from China was 'unsuitable'

The HSE also said it wants to increase testing to 4,500 people a day next week.

# paul-reid - Thursday 2 April, 2020

HSE in discussions with Irish pharma companies about 'ramping up' reagent production

CEO Paul Reid said the HSE has already secured some supplies from China.

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