Health Minister promises hospital overcrowding will ease

The Health Minister is promising overcrowding in hospitals will ease in the coming days – but he’s warning that a long-term fix could take at least 18 months to sort out. Overcrowding at our hospitals is now said to be the worst in a decade – with Dublin’s Beaumont Hospital pleading with the public and doctors not to use its services in a bid to ease the pressures. Leo Varadkar, Minister for Transport Tourism and Enterprise Minister Leo Varadkar says while there will be some easing of the problem in the days ahead, this is not an issue that can be solved overnight: [audio_player src=””]