MOUNT CARMEL HOSPITAL IN DUBLIN TO CLOSE
The High Court has appointed provisional liquidators who plan to gradually wind up the private hospital in order to protect its 230 patients.
60 of those are inpatients who are being assured they will be cared for at the hospital.
But as of today no more elective procedures will be carried out and obstetric patients will be transferred to other maternity hospitals in the coming weeks and months.
The High Court has agreed to appoint provisional liquidators to the hospital which in recent years has been dependent on the financial support of Nama.
It is now completely insolvent with debts of over 39 million euro.
The hospital’s 328 full and part time staff will also be affected but the court heard without this intervention the hospital would not have been in a position to continue its operations past Monday.