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Protest against religious ownership of hospitals at UHL today

Protest against religious ownership of hospitals at UHL today

| April 22, 2017

Parents for Choice will protest at maternity hospitals across Ireland, including outside University Maternity Hospital Limerick, today, Saturday April 22, against the decision of Minister Simon Harris to grant ownership of the National Maternity Hospital to the Sisters of Charity. “As parents, we are protesting to protect our maternity care and our daughters’ future care. We want […]

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Shannon’s sensory room will help passengers with special needs relax before flights

Shannon’s sensory room will help passengers with special needs relax before flights

| April 1, 2017

The first European airport sensory room developed for children and adults with neurodevelopmental challenges, including autism, has opened at Shannon Airport. In the latest in a long list of aviation firsts on a global, European and national scale, the sensory room off the airport’s Departure Lounge will offer a relaxing environment for passengers ahead of their […]

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Hi-tech report will lead to better services for Limerick’s elderly

Hi-tech report will lead to better services for Limerick’s elderly

| March 26, 2017

A report by top experts at IBM has made fifteen recommendations which enable Limerick City and County Council to respond to the needs of older people through better use and management of shared information. Some of its recommendations include: Create and implement a master data management system to better analyse available data from various agencies involved […]

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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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