Infection And Control Measures In Place Following Covid Outbreak At UHL

Unisveristy Hospital Limerick
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The UL Hospitals Group is continuing to deal with an outbreak of Covid-19 that’s affecting two wards at the region’s main hospital.

The latest HSE figures show University Hospital Limerick is still treating the highest number of patients for the virus of any hospital in the country, despite a reduction in numbers since yesterday.



There were 23 patients being treated for Covid-19 at University Hospital Limerick this morning, though that figure has decreased by 4 on the previous 24 hours.

While there are 4 people in ICU, down 2 on yesterday.

Separately there are 89 additional people being tested for the virus there.

The UL Hospitals Group says contact tracing and testing of staff and patients is underway and all the appropriate infection control measures are being put in place to mitigate the risk to patients and staff.

Visiting on the two wards in question has been restricted to compassionate grounds only and relatives and loved ones have been informed.

Hospital Management say visiting on other inpatient wards is unaffected and is facilitated by prior arrangement.

Patients are being reminded that the ED in Dooradoyle remains ‘extremely busy’ and that every effort is being made by staff to minimise waiting times and maximise patient flow.