PA Consulting Acute Hospital Bed Capacity Review 2008

The HSE commissioned PA Consulting Group to undertake a review of acute hospital bed capacity up to 2020. It involved a comprehensive stakeholder consultation exercise, including over 120 Irish and 20 international health experts.  The Review outlines the options, opportunities and challenges in developing the right balance for patients between inpatient, day case and community based care and sets out what it calls the Integrated Health System.

The Acute Hospital Bed Capacity Review, carried out by PA Consulting, sets out the choice for Ireland’s public health service;

  1. Continue with the current approach, which it says is over-reliant on acute hospitals to provide care and not in the interest of patients
  2. Move to a community and day case based health system more consistent with best practice in Ireland and internationally and capable of providing better care and better results.

A briefing document and the full report from PA Consulting Group are available to read or download on this page.