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# University Hospital Limerick

Last week
12th March 2023 - 18th March 2023
# Paddy's Day
HSE issues warning about ‘additional pressure’ on emergency departments over St Patrick’s weekend
The HSE’s chief operations officer said St Patrick’s weekend ‘historically brings additional pressure’.
This month
March 2023
# Courts
HSE and UHL apologise to woman who gave birth to stillborn baby 16 years ago
Rebecca Collins sued the health service for negligence in relation to the stillbirth of her daughter, Hannah.
# Overcrowding
Fine Gael TD Joe Carey waiting on trolley at University Hospital Limerick since Saturday
Overcrowding at UHL has been an ongoing issue in recent months.
Last month
February 2023
# Mater Hospital
Mater Hospital advises patients to avoid its emergency department 'where possible'
A statement issued this evening said the hospital’s ‘services are under extreme pressure due to the large volume of patients’.
January
January 2023
# winter surge
Surge in viruses seen in the Mid-West as some people contract more than one virus
Public Health Mid-West said it has seen a “noticeable increase” in adults.
# midwest
Pilot project to ease overcrowding at Limerick hospital under way
Ambulances in the region will be able to bring patients directly to Ennis Hospital instead of them waiting on a trolley at University Hospital Limerick.
# midwest
Ambulances will be able to bring patients 'directly' to Ennis instead of Limerick from Monday
The region has seen record breaking overcrowding in recent days.
# midwest
Explainer: What is going on with overcrowding at University Hospital Limerick?
A major internal incident was declared at the hospital yesterday as it became overwhelmed by patient numbers.
# Meningitis
Investigation into death of Aoife Johnston (16) at Limerick hospital to commence 'shortly'
The teenager died at University Hospital Limerick on Monday, 19 December.
Last year
2022
# INMO
Urgent health service demand at never before seen levels amid 'worst year' for hospital overcrowding
It comes amid a warning from the HSE that ‘demand for urgent health services is rising well above levels we have seen before’.
# aoife johnston
Taoiseach commits to investigation into death of Aoife Johnston (16) at Limerick hospital
The teenager spent a significant amount of time on a hospital trolley.
# University Hospital Limerick
Hospital apologises as woman bled to death after 'urgent' scan not followed up on, inquest told
The UL Hospitals Group issued an unreserved apology to the family of Susan Doherty.
# Overcrowding
Over 60% acute hospitals operating at unsafe bed occupancy levels
Five hospitals had an average monthly bed occupancy of 100% or more from January to March 2022.
# State of Emergency
Easy as ABC? Solving Ireland's lethal Acute Bed Capacity crisis
Inpatient bed numbers among lowest in EU and nowhere near demand predicted by capacity reviews.
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
# Overcrowding
INMO warns of 'real problem along western seaboard' with record-breaking overcrowding
There was record-breaking overcrowding in University Hospital Limerick in April.
# Overcrowding
Limerick hospital defers most elective activity due to Covid and 'surge' in ED presentations
A record 100 patients were on trolleys in corridors today in the hospital’s Emergency Department and on general wards.
# Covid-19
Midwest hospitals impose visiting bans due to 'very high' number of Covid patients
Visiting bans are in place at University Hospital Limerick and at Nenagh General Hospital.
# Overcrowding
Ambulances queue outside overcrowded Limerick emergency department as trolley crisis continues
One source said ambulance crews were “marooned” in the hospital today as there weren;t enough trolleys to hand patients over to staff.
# uhl
University Hospital Limerick announce visiting ban due to Covid-19 outbreak
The hospital said three wards are currently affected, but they have restricted visits to all inpatient wards as a precautionary measure.
All time
# University Hospital Limerick
Nurses 'at their wits’ end': Call for investigation of overcrowding at Limerick hospital
There is a total of 428 people on trolleys across the country today, with 70 of them in University Hospital Limerick.
# Overcrowding
Limerick Hospital records highest daily trolley figure ever with 95 patients waiting for beds
409 admitted patients were waiting for beds in hospitals across the country this morning.
# Limerick
Hospital chief hits back at union’s claim patient overcrowding situation is 'out of control'
The UH Limerick CEO said the INMO claims were “disappointing” and “incorrect”.
# University Hospital Limerick
'Something has to give': INMO asks Health Minister to intervene at overcrowded Limerick hospital
Members say that UHL had 52 patients on trolleys this morning, despite gaining more than 110 new beds since January.
# Emergency Department
'Significant' demand for beds at Limerick Hospital from people who had Covid, but still need to recover
The hospital group responded to calls from the INMO for a Hiqa investigation into overcrowding at University Hospital Limerick
# Limerick
People urged to avoid Limerick Hospital ED due to 'unprecedented level' of patient presentations
A total of 283 patients attended the Limerick ED in the 24 hours to 8am today.
# false news
Misleading videos of 'empty' hospitals being shared on social media are putting extra strain on health service, say hospitals
Footage shared online of hospitals that appear “empty” have falsely claimed that hospitals are lying about being under pressure.
# Coronavirus
Limerick and Ennis hospitals cancel some appointments to deal with Covid-19 outbreaks
University Hospital Limerick and Ennis Hospital are dealing with Covid-19 outbreaks.
# covid19
Heart attack patients taking 18 hours longer to present at hospital during lockdown
Experts say fear of Covid-19 is keeping patients away from hospitals despite the higher risk of cardiac death.
# uhl
Covid-19: Health authorities 'working rapidly' to identify contacts of doctor and his family in Limerick
Patients who may have come into contact with one of the confirmed cases of Covid-19 are being contacted directly.
# don't visit
HSE apologises to those affected by overcrowded emergency departments as some hospitals ban visitors
Hospitals in Cork, Waterford, and South Tipperary have all imposed strict visiting restrictions.
# University Hospital Limerick
'Beyond crisis point': Limerick hospital breaks record for number of patients waiting on trolleys
Last month, Limerick had over 1,400 patients without beds.
# University Hospital Limerick
Woman (70) ‘left for 105 hours on trolley’ in Limerick Hospital
The facility topped national charts for patients on trolleys in September.
# Annual Report
Complaint to Ombudsman after man 'distressed' over hearing instrument noise during surgery
The Ombudsman received more than 3,300 complaints about public services last year.
# Castefergus
Man (50s) killed in single-vehicle collision in Co Clare
The driver was killed at Castlefergus at around 9.15pm last night.
# Limerick
Man says mother developed sepsis in 'torturous 42 degree' hospital ward
Minister for Finance Paschal Donohoe said that hospital management “should be responding to the needs of their patients”.
# Shannon
Teenager arrested in connection with fatal nightclub stabbing released without charge
A second man was injured during the altercation, which occurred in the early hours of Sunday morning.
# kilrush
Man (23) charged with assault causing harm following Clare stabbing
The assault took place on Saturday evening at 5.30pm on Henry Street, Kilrush, Co Clare.
# Sorry
Limerick hospital apologises after pensioner forced to hear his own leg amputation
Peter Stapleton was not given headphones and was forced to listen to his upper leg being cut off with a saw.
# Limerick
Man dies after shooting on grounds of Limerick hospital
Foul play is not suspected.
# appeal
Woman missing from Limerick found safe and well
Gardaí have thanked the public for their assistance.