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‘No job prospects’ for nursing graduates in Clare & Limerick

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Student nurses have been told there are no prospects of them securing posts in Clare and Limerick according to one elected representative.

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Clare, Limerick & Tipperary being failed by UHL

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Further frustration has been voiced with the current health offering for Ireland’s population in the Mid-West.

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UHL attempting to free up space as overcrowding continues

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UL Hospitals Group have issued a renewed call for prospective patients to avoid their emergency department as the Dooradoyle facility continues to struggle with overcrowding.

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No confidence motion in Health Minister deferred

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A motion of no confidence in Minister for Health, Simon Harris by elected representatives of Clare County Council has been deferred. Harris has been given four weeks to meet with the local authority’s members on the HSE Forum otherwise the motion will be reappearing on the agenda when the Council holds its February meeting. Former…

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Visitor ban at Ennis General Hospital lifted

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THE visitor ban at the Burren Ward in Ennis General Hospital has been lifted, though restrictions are still in place. HSE representatives are currently requesting that visitors to the Burren Ward are restricted to one visitor per patient only and between visiting hours of 2pm to 4pm and 6pm to 9pm. The visitor ban was…

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Twenty transferred to hospital following Limerick school bus crash

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GARDAÍ and emergency services are currently attending the scene of a traffic collision involving a school bus and a car in Limerick. Twenty casualties, 18 minors and two adults, are being transferred to University Hospital Limerick from the scene of the accident near Caherconlish. Seven casualties are being transported by emergency ambulances and those with less…

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Visitor restrictions at UHL due to Limerick measles outbreak

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STRICT visitor restrictions are in place at University Hospital Limerick in light of the continuing outbreak of measles in the Limerick City area. Restrictions had already been in place since late December following an increase in seasonal influenza. However, the restrictions will remain enforced as a precaution in view of the ongoing outbreak of measles…

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88% patient rating for Ennis Hospital

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THE results are in for Ireland’s first ever National Patient Experience Survey and the feedback provided by over 1,000 inpatients across the UL Hospitals Group will prove an invaluable driver for improving services. UL Hospitals Group achieved an overall rating of 82%, corresponding exactly to the national average. Nenagh Hospital achieved an overall rating of…

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UHL enforces visitor restrictions following winter vomiting bug outbreak

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STRICT visiting restrictions have been put in place at University Hospital Limerick following an outbreak of the norovirus (winter vomiting bug). As of 12 noon on Monday, November 27th, there were three confirmed positive cases of norovirus at UHL with a number of other patients symptomatic. A spokesperson for UHL said that as norovirus can…

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UHL asks patients to avoid Emergency Department

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UNIVERSITY  Hospital Limerick is asking patients to consider other treatment options before travelling to the Emergency Department. A spokesperson for University Hospital Limerick said they have been experiencing a high number of patients attending the ED in recent days. “We have admitted a lot of seriously ill patients recently, many of who remain in the…

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