Pre-covid-19, Limerick Hospital was always at breaking point but Covid-19 helped alleviate their issues temporarily.
However it looks like Limerick Hospital is back in the limelight as Breakingnews.ie reports that Limerick Hospital has warned the public to
“consider all care options before attending the Emergency Department (ED) at University Hospital Limerick (UHL), which is presently managing an “unprecedented level” of patient presentations”.
“With the hospital so busy, people are asked to only attend the ED at UHL in the event of an emergency or serious illness,” said a spokesperson for the Hospital.
According the the INO daily TrollyWatch report for 8am Thursday 22nd April, the Limerick hospital has 40 patients on trollies in their Emergency department. Complete Trolleywatch numbers for all hospitals in Ireland can be viewed here https://inmo.ie/Trolley_Ward_Watch
According to an OECD report in 2018, Ireland has the fourth lowest number of hospital beds per 1,000 population in the EU.
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