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Friday, April 23, 2021

Nearly 6,400 healthcare workers off work due to Covid-19

According to HSE figures, there 6,400 healthcare workers who are off work due to Covid-19 as hospitals face their most difficult week as we enter the third peak of the virus.

Those who are off work include 2,500 nurses, 1,500 patient care staff, 600 health and social care professionals and 400 doctors.

Many hospital wards have been forced to close down due to the vast levels of forced absenteeism.

Over 25 Defence Forces soldiers have been deployed to nursing homes in Ballincollig and Douglas in Co Cork, and Ennis in Co Clare, in an attempt to ease staffing pressures.

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