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University Limerick Hospital group issues apology over record-breaking overcrowding levels
The hospital group said overcrowding levels are ‘far in excess of where we want to be’.
72 patients on trolleys and chairs during February Hiqa check at University Hospital Limerick
The watchdog found the hospital had improved since a previous inspection
Over 1,000 patients of UL Hospitals Group affected by data breach involving 'unknown party'
The patients’ personal and medical information was accidentally emailed to an unknown third party by a staff member.
HSE boss agrees to independent review of circumstances of Limerick hospital death
Eve Cleary, aged 21, died at University Hospital Limerick four hours after she had been discharged from the hospital on a wheelchair and in pain.
Industrial action by ICU nurses in University Hospital Limerick suspended
It follows the agreement of a proposal between the Irish Nurses and Midwives Organisation and UHL.
Limerick Hospital ICU nurses call for two beds to close until more staff are recruited
The nurses, who are members of the INMO, are now taking work-to-rule industrial action.
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.
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.
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.
INMO calls for return of mandatory mask-wearing in crowded settings amid record trolley numbers
Over 931 patients are without beds in Irish hospitals today – the highest number since records began in 2006.
Covid-19 and influenza cases continue to increase rapidly, while notifications of RSV are also increasing
A consultant at University Hospital Limerick said "conditions in many instances are inhumane"
Services at several hospitals around the country are under extreme pressure
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Patient care in University Hospital Limerick ED compromised due to overcrowding
A HIQA inspection has found that the health and welfare of people receiving care in the department was at risk.
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.
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.
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HSE facing court action over Limerick woman’s death from blood clots
The proceedings, being brought by Eve Cleary’s parents and siblings, claims medical negligence.
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”.
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.
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.
'Bespoke plan' needed as Limerick hospital continues to break overcrowding record
Some 85 patients were without beds in University Hospital Limerick this morning.
Investigation launched after prisoner escapes custody while attending University Hospital Limerick
The man escaped from the custody of prison officers through a window at the hospital shortly before 2pm.
'Beyond crisis point': Limerick hospital breaks record for number of patients waiting on trolleys
Last month, Limerick had over 1,400 patients without beds.
UHL doctors write open letter outlining challenges they face treating patients
The letter was signed off by five doctors and addressed to ‘the people of the Mid West’.
'Patients at risk': Nurses ask health committee to investigate overcrowding at Limerick hospital
The letter states the hospital is in a ‘constant state of overcrowding’.
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.
Man shot as he flees masked men in University of Limerick car park
The man is in a critical condition but is expected to pull through.
"Deplorable overcrowding": Dozens on trolleys in Limerick hospital
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.