July 16, 2024

St Luke’s set to increase ICU beds by 50% in face of coronavirus emergency

The number of Intensive Care Units available in St Luke’s General Hospital is set to increase by 50%.

Currently, the local hospital has four ICU beds and this is set to increase to six as part of the government’s effort to tackle to coronavirus.

More ventilators are expected to be provided to the hospital in the coming days and weeks all as part of the national effort.

Added to the increased activity at the hospital in preparedness for the expected spike in coronavirus cases, the drive through test centre at Nowlan Park is up and running.

The centre at the local GAA headquarters is the only testing facility in the county at present but the government and HSE will create more test centres around the county and country as, and if, they are required.

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