A new sixty bed block at University Hospital Limerick opened on Monday while funding for design of a new 96 bed ward has been granted.
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.
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.
An outbreak of COVID-19 has emerged at Ennis Hospital.
An intermediate care facility at the University of Limerick has closed earlier than anticipated.
HSE officials are said to be considering the expansion of services provided at Ennis Hospital.
All elective surgeries scheduled to take place at University Hospital Limerick (UHL) have been cancelled for the remainder of the week as the hospital deals with “significant capacity challenges”.
An intermediate care facility which has been established on the campus of the University of Limerick is to be stood down by November.
Elected representatives have stressed that levels of overcrowding cannot be let return to the Mid-West.
An East Clare councillor has encouraged hospitals to let individuals take personal responsibility for their medical records.