Over 50,000 people have contacted the HSE to be \’On Call for Ireland\’ over the last three days after the national health body called on those former health staff who could help were urged to get in touch.

Paul Reid, Chief Executive of the HSE said the service has been \”overwhelmed\” by people wanting to help in the fight against Covid-19. 

Speaking on the The Late Late Show, Mr Reid said that the interview process will begin next week and that 6,000 people will be interviewed each week.

He also said that the HSE is to double the number of beds in the health system.

Mr Reid said that there are currently 10,000 beds in the public health system and that they are now \”ramping up to match that with another 10,000 across the whole system\”.


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