Tuesday, 16 May, 2017
Dr Rory Dwyer (President of the ICSI) and Dr Michael Power (Clinical Lead of Critical Care Programmes) recently met with Minister Simon Harris and outlined the difficulties and challenges facing Intensive Care Medicine in Ireland at present. ICU bed numbers have have fallen despite the recommendations of the Prospectus report that there should be an increase in bed capacity. The minister was reported to be very positive about the submission, particularly given that it was a joint submission from the ICSI and the Irish Association for Critical Care Nurses. This is a component of the ongoing work of the Critical Care Programme.