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Leading hospital medic warns social distancing could cause 'huge loss' in bed capacity

The Medical Director at one the country’s biggest hospitals has warned it could lose up a quarter of its acute bed capacity as a result of Covid-19.

Dr Barry O'Connell at St James’s Hospital in Dublin told RTÉ the need to operate safe social distancing measures could see the hospital lose up to 200 beds.

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