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Online intervention programme will help students moderate their drinking

Online intervention programme will help students moderate their drinking

| March 24, 2017

An online alcohol intervention programme, which aims to encourage third-level students to reflect on their drinking behaviour, is to be rolled out across colleges in Limerick.   Entitled Electronic Personal Use Barometer or e-PUB, the programme will be  implemented in all three third level institutions in the Mid-West region as part of a collaborative initiative between […]

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Upgrades at UHL will mean shorter waiting times

Upgrades at UHL will mean shorter waiting times

| March 22, 2017

Patients at University Hospital Limerick (UHL) will have quicker access to their results thanks to new diagnostics in the hospital’s emergency department. Expected to improve patient flow and provide a better all-round patient experience, the new equipment includes a state-of-the-art CT scanner which will provide enhanced images and enable rapid access to CT within the […]

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UHL takes two prizes at national awards

UHL takes two prizes at national awards

| March 17, 2017

The efforts of staff at UL Hospitals Group has been recognised at this year’s Irish Healthcare Centre Awards. UHL received the award for best Healthcare Department Initiative in Emergency Care for the Development and Implementation of an ED Nursing Proforma for Post Triage Assessment of Adult Patients. And UL Hospitals Group won the award for Healthcare […]

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Teddy Bear Hospital teaches kids about medicine

Teddy Bear Hospital teaches kids about medicine

| March 11, 2017

Approximately 500 children from across Limerick attended the fifth annual Teddy Bear Hospital (TBH) hosted by medical students from University of Limerick’s Graduate Entry Medical School (GEMS). Pupils from 10 schools across Limerick attended the 2017 event at UL Sport Arena on Wednesday with their beloved teddy bears. The Teddy Bear Hospital provides primary school […]

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Maternity Hospital funding will provide dignity for grieving parents

Maternity Hospital funding will provide dignity for grieving parents

| March 3, 2017

University Maternity Hospital Limerick (UMHL) has been granted funding to refurbish their Rose Room as part of a scheme which transforms hospital spaces for patients at end of life. Approximately €7,200 has been provided – €5,003 of which is a Design & Dignity Grant with the remainder coming from UMHL. Marie Hunt, CMM2 Bereavement Counselling Midwife, […]

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Demonstration to repeal the eighth amendment to be held in Limerick on March 8

Demonstration to repeal the eighth amendment to be held in Limerick on March 8

| February 28, 2017

Pro-Choice groups and individuals from across Limerick and neighbouring Clare have come together to organise a demonstration in Limerick city to coincide with the National Strike 4 Repeal Movement, which takes place on March 8th. Strike 4 Repeal is a campaign based on non-traditional strike actions for human rights. People are being asked to: take […]

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Limerick businesses snuggling up for Duvet Day

Limerick businesses snuggling up for Duvet Day

| February 27, 2017

Workers from right across Limerick are signing up for a chance to win an extra day’s annual leave as part of ‘Duvet Day’, a fundraising event for the aid agency GOAL. GOAL’s first major fundraiser of the year, ‘Duvet Day’ is an opportunity for companies big and small to offer their employees a chance to […]

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New A&E will open in May, confirms Health Minister

New A&E will open in May, confirms Health Minister

| February 24, 2017

  Health Minister, Simon Harris, has confirmed that the new state of the art A&E at UHL will open this May, and not deferred to October as had been previously mooted. Responding to a query from Limerick Senator, Kieran O’Donnell, Minister Harris gave a public commitment to opening a new, fully-operational, department in three months […]

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Staff shortages mean trolley crisis likely to worsen, warns Quinlivan

Staff shortages mean trolley crisis likely to worsen, warns Quinlivan

| February 24, 2017

  Sinn Féin TD Maurice Quinlivan has said it is unacceptable that patients are still suffering on trolleys in UL hospital, one of the biggest hospitals in the State. “Through a Parliamentary Question to the Minister for Health, I have received the figure on the ‘Full Capacity Protocol’ and its usage in Limerick,” said Deputy […]

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Great Limerick Run 2017 launched by Minister O’Donovan

Great Limerick Run 2017 launched by Minister O’Donovan

| February 1, 2017

One of Ireland’s largest mass participatory sporting events, The Barrington’s Hospital Great Limerick Run, was launched in Limerick this week by Minister of State with responsibility for Tourism & Sport Patrick O’Donovan T.D. Following a Sport Social & Economic Impact report it was estimated the event will deliver a €5m boost to the local economy […]

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