Still No Go-Ahead For New Beds At UHL

Unisveristy Hospital Limerick
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There’s still no decision from the Department of Health on whether it will grant €40 million in funding for a new 60-bed modular unit at University Hospital Limerick.

The quick-build unit is seen as one step which could ease overcrowding issues at Dooradoyle, and the idea has been spoken about by political representatives, including Health Minister Simon Harris, since early this year.

A planning delay has also been ironed out, but the wait continues for funding to progress the project, and the matter has been raised in the Dáil by Clare TDs Timmy Dooley and Joe Carey.


They received no firm commitment from Junior Minister Catherine Byrne – Deputy Carey says funding for this, and other measures, must be made available.