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Statement by Private Hospitals Association on Budget 2019

Statement by Private Hospitals Association on Budget 2019 Speaking on the announcement of Budget 2019, Chairman of the Private Hospitals Association, Michael Cullen said “While acknowledging a €20 million increase,  the government has again ducked the opportunity to make a substantial impact on Hospital waiting lists by failing to commit to a multi annual funding…

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About the Private Hospital Association

The Private Hospitals Association (PHA) is the representative body for the independently-funded hospital sector in Ireland. Our member hospitals play an essential role in the delivery of acute and mental health services, accounting for almost one-third of the acute hospitals in Ireland and employing close to 20% of staff in the sector.

Our hospitals:
Offer over 1,000,000 bed nights to the Irish healthcare system each year
Care for over 400,000 patients annually
Carry out over 250,000 surgical procedures including over half of all spinal and cardiac surgeries
Are fully accredited by internationally recognised accreditation bodies
Employ over 8,000 highly-trained, professional staff across the country