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HSE to spend €1bn on personal protective equipment this year

CEO Paul Reid says its spending on PPE in 2020 will be significant

The HSE has announced it will is spend €1bn on personal protective equipment this year.

The demand for masks alone within the health service is now 1.2m each day.

It says a deal has been made with South Korea for the delivery of 120m masks over the next couple of weeks.

The HSE’s also recommencing non-Covid related care, with cancer services among those that’ll be prioritised.

CEO Paul Reid says its spending on PPE (personal protection equipment) in 2020 will be significant.

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