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‘Enough is enough’: Bus organised for Clare people to protest UHL crisis

*pictured: Noeleen Moran. Photo by Martin Molloy CAMPAIGNERS are seeking a show of strength from Clare people at a “critical” moment in the delivery of healthcare services in the Mid West.  A protest in response to the ongoing overcrowding crisis at University Hospital Limerick (UHL) is planned for Limerick city on January 21. The Mid …

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Carey seeks expanded role for Ennis in solving hospital crisis

A NEW strategy allowing ambulances responding to 112/999 calls to bring non-urgent cases to Ennis General Hospital has been welcomed as a positive development by Clare Fine Gael TD Joe Carey. Since 2009, University Hospital Limerick, which is designated as a model 4 hospital, has provided the only 24-hour emergency department service for a population …

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‘External’ chair to lead review of Clare teen’s death

The inquiry into the death of Clare teenager Aoife Johnston at university hospital Limerick (UHL) is due to start “very shortly”.  The 16-year-old Shannon schoolgirl died last month after contracting bacterial meningitis. She had spent a number of hours waiting on a trolley prior to her death at the hospital. The health services executive (HSE) …

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Hospital-wide visiting restrictions at UHL due to flu and Covid-19

SIGNIFICANT reductions in outpatient clinics continue at University Hospital Limerick as the hospital prioritises care for inpatients and patients attending the Emergency Department. Following a meeting of the Hospital Crisis Management Team today, hospital-wide visiting restrictions remain in place and outpatient clinics are being reviewed on a daily basis. These measures follow an unprecedented level of …

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