Reduction in Services at UL Hospitals Group

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All hospitals in the University of Limerick Hospital Group have reduced their scheduled services for this week.

Hospitals are taking the action due to three reasons; the high levels of covid in the community, the numbers of staff unavailable for work due to covid-19 infection and the extremely high numbers of patients attending the Emergency Department in Limerick.

Services at UHL, Nenagh, Croom, Ennis and St. John’s have been impacted by the cancellations.

The Maternity Hospital in Limerick is operational as normal.

Today 497 admitted patients are waiting for a bed as they access emergency departments across the country, according to the latest Trolley Watch figures from the INMO.

415 patients are waiting in the emergency departments while 82 are in wards elsewhere in the hospital.

There are six patients without a bed in Tipperary University Hospital in Clonmel.

UHL currently has 27 patients on trolleys in the emergency department while 39 have been accommodated elsewhere in the hospital.