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#University Hospital Limerick

# university-hospital-limerick - This year 2022

Hospital apologises as woman bled to death after 'urgent' scan not followed up on, inquest told
# University Hospital Limerick
# University Hospital Limerick

Hospital apologises as woman bled to death after 'urgent' scan not followed up on, inquest told

Sep 19th 2022, 9:15 PM 43,778 Views 0 Comments

The UL Hospitals Group issued an unreserved apology to the family of Susan Doherty.

Over 60% acute hospitals operating at unsafe bed occupancy levels
# Overcrowding
# Overcrowding

Over 60% acute hospitals operating at unsafe bed occupancy levels

Jun 28th 2022, 8:30 PM 9,158 Views 9 Comments

Five hospitals had an average monthly bed occupancy of 100% or more from January to March 2022.

Easy as ABC? Solving Ireland's lethal Acute Bed Capacity crisis
# State Of Emergency
# State Of Emergency

Easy as ABC? Solving Ireland's lethal Acute Bed Capacity crisis

May 24th 2022, 12:04 AM 12,729 Views 14 Comments
  • Inpatient bed numbers among lowest in EU and nowhere near demand predicted by capacity reviews
  • Maria Delaney of investigative platform Noteworthy examines why despite overcrowding constantly being reported, hundreds of people continue to die
  • Full capacity protocol activated weekly at University Hospital Limerick, often resulting in cancelled ops
INMO warns of 'real problem along western seaboard' with record-breaking overcrowding
# Overcrowding
# Overcrowding

INMO warns of 'real problem along western seaboard' with record-breaking overcrowding

Apr 30th 2022, 6:11 PM 18,233 Views 19 Comments

There was record-breaking overcrowding in University Hospital Limerick in April.

Limerick hospital defers most elective activity due to Covid and 'surge' in ED presentations
# Overcrowding
# Overcrowding

Limerick hospital defers most elective activity due to Covid and 'surge' in ED presentations

Mar 23rd 2022, 10:20 PM 15,958 Views 18 Comments

A record 100 patients were on trolleys in corridors today in the hospital’s Emergency Department and on general wards.

Midwest hospitals impose visiting bans due to 'very high' number of Covid patients
# Covid-19
# Covid-19

Midwest hospitals impose visiting bans due to 'very high' number of Covid patients

Mar 22nd 2022, 8:00 PM 18,728 Views 17 Comments

Visiting bans are in place at University Hospital Limerick and at Nenagh General Hospital.

Ambulances queue outside overcrowded Limerick emergency department as trolley crisis continues
# Overcrowding
# Overcrowding

Ambulances queue outside overcrowded Limerick emergency department as trolley crisis continues

Mar 2nd 2022, 10:56 PM 24,527 Views 28 Comments

One source said ambulance crews were “marooned” in the hospital today as there weren;t enough trolleys to hand patients over to staff.

University Hospital Limerick announce visiting ban due to Covid-19 outbreak
# Uhl
# Uhl

University Hospital Limerick announce visiting ban due to Covid-19 outbreak

Jan 16th 2022, 3:30 PM 27,422 Views 21 Comments

The hospital said three wards are currently affected, but they have restricted visits to all inpatient wards as a precautionary measure.

# university-hospital-limerick - Last year 2021

Nurses 'at their wits’ end': Call for investigation of overcrowding at Limerick hospital
# University Hospital Limerick
# University Hospital Limerick

Nurses 'at their wits’ end': Call for investigation of overcrowding at Limerick hospital

Nov 17th 2021, 1:04 PM 20,986 Views 15 Comments

There is a total of 428 people on trolleys across the country today, with 70 of them in University Hospital Limerick.

Limerick Hospital records highest daily trolley figure ever with 95 patients waiting for beds
# Overcrowding
# Overcrowding

Limerick Hospital records highest daily trolley figure ever with 95 patients waiting for beds

Nov 16th 2021, 12:19 PM 12,674 Views 18 Comments

409 admitted patients were waiting for beds in hospitals across the country this morning.

Hospital chief hits back at union’s claim patient overcrowding situation is 'out of control'
# Limerick
# Limerick

Hospital chief hits back at union’s claim patient overcrowding situation is 'out of control'

Jul 30th 2021, 2:58 PM 13,860 Views 9 Comments

The UH Limerick CEO said the INMO claims were “disappointing” and “incorrect”.

'Something has to give': INMO asks Health Minister to intervene at overcrowded Limerick hospital
# University Hospital Limerick
# University Hospital Limerick

'Something has to give': INMO asks Health Minister to intervene at overcrowded Limerick hospital

Jul 28th 2021, 5:27 PM 15,840 Views 18 Comments

Members say that UHL had 52 patients on trolleys this morning, despite gaining more than 110 new beds since January.

'Significant' demand for beds at Limerick Hospital from people who had Covid, but still need to recover
# Emergency Department
# Emergency Department

'Significant' demand for beds at Limerick Hospital from people who had Covid, but still need to recover

Apr 23rd 2021, 10:48 PM 29,961 Views 22 Comments

The hospital group responded to calls from the INMO for a Hiqa investigation into overcrowding at University Hospital Limerick

People urged to avoid Limerick Hospital ED due to 'unprecedented level' of patient presentations
# Limerick
# Limerick

People urged to avoid Limerick Hospital ED due to 'unprecedented level' of patient presentations

Apr 21st 2021, 9:45 PM 56,017 Views 60 Comments

A total of 283 patients attended the Limerick ED in the 24 hours to 8am today.

Misleading videos of 'empty' hospitals being shared on social media are putting extra strain on health service, say hospitals
# False News
# False News

Misleading videos of 'empty' hospitals being shared on social media are putting extra strain on health service, say hospitals

Feb 2nd 2021, 12:05 AM 70,598 Views 86 Comments

Footage shared online of hospitals that appear “empty” have falsely claimed that hospitals are lying about being under pressure.

# university-hospital-limerick - All time

Limerick and Ennis hospitals cancel some appointments to deal with Covid-19 outbreaks
# Coronavirus
# Coronavirus

Limerick and Ennis hospitals cancel some appointments to deal with Covid-19 outbreaks

Nov 11th 2020, 5:25 PM 25,236 Views 7 Comments

University Hospital Limerick and Ennis Hospital are dealing with Covid-19 outbreaks.

Heart attack patients taking 18 hours longer to present at hospital during lockdown
# Covid19
# Covid19

Heart attack patients taking 18 hours longer to present at hospital during lockdown

Jun 24th 2020, 11:08 AM 8,529 Views 4 Comments

Experts say fear of Covid-19 is keeping patients away from hospitals despite the higher risk of cardiac death.

Covid-19: Health authorities 'working rapidly' to identify contacts of doctor and his family in Limerick
# Uhl
# Uhl

Covid-19: Health authorities 'working rapidly' to identify contacts of doctor and his family in Limerick

Mar 6th 2020, 12:02 PM 78,585 Views 79 Comments

Patients who may have come into contact with one of the confirmed cases of Covid-19 are being contacted directly.

HSE apologises to those affected by overcrowded emergency departments as some hospitals ban visitors
# Don't Visit
# Don't Visit

HSE apologises to those affected by overcrowded emergency departments as some hospitals ban visitors

Updated Jan 6th 2020, 6:00 PM 19,381 Views 37 Comments

Hospitals in Cork, Waterford, and South Tipperary have all imposed strict visiting restrictions.

'Beyond crisis point': Limerick hospital breaks record for number of patients waiting on trolleys
# University Hospital Limerick
# University Hospital Limerick

'Beyond crisis point': Limerick hospital breaks record for number of patients waiting on trolleys

Oct 2nd 2019, 1:42 PM 15,876 Views 47 Comments

Last month, Limerick had over 1,400 patients without beds.

Woman (70) ‘left for 105 hours on trolley’ in Limerick Hospital
# University Hospital Limerick
# University Hospital Limerick

Woman (70) ‘left for 105 hours on trolley’ in Limerick Hospital

Oct 1st 2019, 10:00 PM 23,230 Views 47 Comments

The facility topped national charts for patients on trolleys in September.

Complaint to Ombudsman after man 'distressed' over hearing instrument noise during surgery
# Annual Report
# Annual Report

Complaint to Ombudsman after man 'distressed' over hearing instrument noise during surgery

May 28th 2019, 6:00 AM 20,850 Views 12 Comments

The Ombudsman received more than 3,300 complaints about public services last year.

Man (50s) killed in single-vehicle collision in Co Clare
# Castefergus
# Castefergus

Man (50s) killed in single-vehicle collision in Co Clare

Mar 25th 2019, 7:24 AM 24,914 Views 8 Comments

The driver was killed at Castlefergus at around 9.15pm last night.

Man says mother developed sepsis in 'torturous 42 degree' hospital ward
# Limerick
# Limerick

Man says mother developed sepsis in 'torturous 42 degree' hospital ward

Jul 3rd 2018, 8:54 AM 33,987 Views 41 Comments

Minister for Finance Paschal Donohoe said that hospital management “should be responding to the needs of their patients”.

Teenager arrested in connection with fatal nightclub stabbing released without charge
# Shannon
# Shannon

Teenager arrested in connection with fatal nightclub stabbing released without charge

Mar 19th 2018, 2:42 PM 25,388 Views 13 Comments

A second man was injured during the altercation, which occurred in the early hours of Sunday morning.

Man (23) charged with assault causing harm following Clare stabbing
# Kilrush
# Kilrush

Man (23) charged with assault causing harm following Clare stabbing

Jan 1st 2018, 2:55 PM 19,204 Views 0 Comments

The assault took place on Saturday evening at 5.30pm on Henry Street, Kilrush, Co Clare.

Limerick hospital apologises after pensioner forced to hear his own leg amputation
# Sorry
# Sorry

Limerick hospital apologises after pensioner forced to hear his own leg amputation

Jul 21st 2017, 12:05 AM 57,968 Views 68 Comments

Peter Stapleton was not given headphones and was forced to listen to his upper leg being cut off with a saw.

Man dies after shooting on grounds of Limerick hospital
# Limerick
# Limerick

Man dies after shooting on grounds of Limerick hospital

Jan 18th 2017, 3:56 PM 25,938 Views 6 Comments

Foul play is not suspected.

Woman missing from Limerick found safe and well
# Appeal
# Appeal

Woman missing from Limerick found safe and well

Jun 13th 2016, 5:28 PM 23,758 Views 3 Comments

Gardaí have thanked the public for their assistance.

Kerry teenager in serious condition in hospital after motorbike crash
# Tarbert
# Tarbert

Kerry teenager in serious condition in hospital after motorbike crash

May 29th 2016, 8:08 PM 23,572 Views 6 Comments

The young man was rushed to University Hospital Limerick

Man in his 70s dies after ambulance breaks down on the way to hospital
# Breakdown
# Breakdown

Man in his 70s dies after ambulance breaks down on the way to hospital

Jul 1st 2015, 10:49 AM 22,346 Views 40 Comments

It is not known if the breakdown affected the man’s survival chances.

Doctor accused of putting cancer patients' health at risk and showing 'lack of empathy'
# Medical Council
# Medical Council

Doctor accused of putting cancer patients' health at risk and showing 'lack of empathy'

Jun 29th 2015, 6:00 PM 23,646 Views 0 Comments

Dr Saqib Ahmed worked as a registrar in oncology from July to November 2012 at University Hospital Limerick.

"Deplorable overcrowding": Dozens on trolleys in Limerick hospital
# Trolleywatch
# Trolleywatch

"Deplorable overcrowding": Dozens on trolleys in Limerick hospital

Sep 29th 2014, 7:25 PM 9,096 Views 20 Comments

The INMO said today that the Major Emergency Plan should have been implemented at the hospital today, with 47 people on trolleys in the Emergency Department this morning.

Galway mental health unit used new observation area 'as office space'
# Resources
# Resources

Galway mental health unit used new observation area 'as office space'

Aug 8th 2014, 8:46 AM 8,415 Views 20 Comments

HSE has responded saying that the new unit has not been comissioned for use, but this is being examined “in the context of new staff being employed”.

Limerick Hospital emergency department "not fit for purpose"
# Emergency
# Emergency

Limerick Hospital emergency department "not fit for purpose"

Jun 6th 2014, 10:30 PM 13,851 Views 38 Comments

HIQA also found that there were problems admitting children to adult units.

University of Limerick to create 290 full-time jobs in major expansion
# UL
# UL

University of Limerick to create 290 full-time jobs in major expansion

Dec 9th 2013, 11:29 AM 16,854 Views 43 Comments

The plan includes a new city centre campus, facilities at University Hospital Limerick and a team training centre for Munster Rugby.

HSE West ordered to pay €70,000 to woman it discriminated against
# Discrimination
# Discrimination

HSE West ordered to pay €70,000 to woman it discriminated against

Aug 20th 2013, 10:01 AM 13,196 Views 17 Comments

The Employment Equality Tribunal ordered the HSE to pay almost the maximum in compensation to a woman it failed to suitably accommodate.