Latest Report Shows Serious Overcrowding At UHL

Unisveristy Hospital Limerick
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The INMO says the latest trolley watch figures confirm the region’s main hospital remains grossly overcrowded.

Trolley numbers at University Hospital Limerick dropped marginally last month, compared to the same time last year, though the Dooradoyle facility remains one of the most overcrowded in the country.

It comes as the CEO of the UL Hospitals Group has confirmed that recruitment for the new emergency department is on track ahead of it’s opening next month.


Fears have been expressed that inadequate staffing levels would further delay the opening but Colette Cowan doesn’t expect that to be the case:

There were 699 people left waiting for beds at University Hospital Limerick last month, down only 11 on the same period in 2016.

The INMO’s MidWest representative, Mary Fogarty, has been telling Clare FM that she expects the current overcrowding crisis to continue: