IHCA push for increase in number of ICU beds

The Irish Hospital Consultants Association wants to see the number of ICU beds ramped up.

It says at the moment there are 281 ICU beds available but it wants 400 to come on stream very quickly.

HSE Chief Executive Paul Reid will address its virtual annual conference today.

IHCA President, Professor Alan Irvine says non-covid treatments need to resume over the winter: