PHOTO GALLERY: New Acute Surgical Assessment Unit And Pre-Operative Assessment Unit Open At UHL

A new Acute Surgical Assessment Unit (ASAU) has opened at University Hospital Limerick, providing an improved clinical environment for patients and laying the foundations for an expanded service in the future.

The Pre-Operative Assessment (POA) Unit at UHL has also relocated as part of a c. €1 million refurbishment (includes equipment costs) of the old Intensive Care Unit at UHL.

For patients, the benefits of an ASAU/SAU include shorter waiting times for admission; a shorter wait time for procedures for those requiring emergency surgery; reduced overall length of stay; a reduction in inappropriate admissions; minimising patient discomfort and priority access for certain diagnostic imaging.


The ASAU/Pre-Op Assessment Unit project is about optimising patient care through the most efficient use of resources.

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