INMO Concerned About UHL’s Ability To Cater For Major Incidents

Hospital trolleys

The INMO’s Midwest representative is expressing concern about the ability of the region’s main hospital to cater for a major incident.

It follows a fresh spike in overcrowding at University Hospital Limerick yesterday, where 71 patients were left waiting on trolleys, with the UL Hospitals Group advising patients to keep the ED for emergency cases only.

Yesterday also saw a shutdown of Shannon Airport when a plane carrying around 150 passengers had to be evacuated following a fire, with no injuries reported.


But Mary Fogarty says this case highlights the complete inadequacy of UHL’s emergency department, given that in a more severe case, this could have led to multiple hospitalisations: