Scheduled surgeries and outpatient appointments at Ennis Hospital, University Hospital Limerick, Nenagh Hospital, St John’s Hospital and Croom Orthopaedic Hospital have been deferred.
Staff Nurse Rosaline O’Brien this Monday morning became the first healthcare professional in the Mid-West to receive a vaccine against COVID-19.
Waiting times for gall stone surgeries announced by UL Hospitals Group are “aspirational rather than factual,” a West Clare councillor has claimed.
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 Clonlara woman has been appointed as the new principal at the Children’s Ark School at University Hospital Limerick.
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.