Described as “shining lights in the West,” a number of frontline workers at Ennis Hospital have received the Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine.
Scheduled surgeries and outpatient appointments at Ennis Hospital, University Hospital Limerick, Nenagh Hospital, St John’s Hospital and Croom Orthopaedic Hospital have been deferred.
A business case for a major expansion at Ennis Hospital has been approved.
Face to face and virtual clinics are being held by UL Hospitals Group to address the extensive delays at Ennis Hospital’s diabetes services.
Clare’s 14 day incidence rate per 100k of the population has dropped to below 100 while less than five new cases of the virus have emerged in the county while the Chief Medical Officer has expressed concern with “worrying” developments nationally.
A one week extension of “significant reductions” in scheduled care at Ennis Hospital and University Hospital Limerick has been confirmed while the planned opening of a new COVID-19 testing centre in Ennis has been delayed.
Both Ennis Hospital and University Hospital Limerick are under considerable pressure with over 100 staff out of work due to COVID-19 outbreaks.
A “significant number of staff” at Ennis Hospital and University Hospital Limerick are currently off work and self-isolating following recent outbreaks of COVID-19 while a spokesperson for UL Hospitals Group has refused to specify on how many people are affected.
Fourteen new cases of COVID-19 have been diagnosed in Co Clare while an outbreak has been confirmed at Ennis Hospital.
An outbreak of COVID-19 has emerged at Ennis Hospital.