Irish Hospital Consultants Association reacts to today’s Government update:

“The IHCA welcomes today’s decision by the Government not to seek an extension of the agreement with Private Hospitals, which will end on 30th June.

“Private Practice consultants welcome the decision as it will facilitate better utilisation of private hospital and consultant out-patient facilities so that they can more fully cater for the increased demand for urgent patient care which has been disrupted and prohibited over the past two months.

“The IHCA will be engaging with the health service management on these matters.”