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799 surgeries cancelled at Limerick Hospital

799 surgeries cancelled at Limerick Hospital

| July 27, 2017

CANCELLED surgeries have become a “fact of life” in Irish hospitals, with 62 operations being cancelled so far this year in the University Hospital Limerick (UHL) because there were no beds available. Limerick Sinn Féin TD Maurice Quinlivan said the cancelled surgeries are “the result of the cruelest of public spending cuts. “49 surgeries were […]

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Flying nurses touch down in Limerick

Flying nurses touch down in Limerick

| July 10, 2017

Nurses from the world’s only airborne eye hospital have touched down in Ireland for specialist training at University Hospital Limerick.  Angela Purcell and Xiaoying Liu, both Head Nurses on board the Flying Eye Hospital, will spend one week training in Limerick before heading to the capital for a week’s training at the Royal Victoria Eye and […]

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Minister Simon Harris officially opens Emergency Department

Minister Simon Harris officially opens Emergency Department

| June 13, 2017

MINISTER for Health Simon Harris and the Minister for Finance Michael Noonan attended University Hospital Limerick (UHL) to officially open what is Ireland’s largest Emergency Department.   The €24m department was officially opened on Monday June 12, but has been operational since May. The new department provides a significantly enhanced patient experience and is equipped with […]

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I’m 59 and soon I won’t be able to hold my grandson

I’m 59 and soon I won’t be able to hold my grandson

| June 1, 2017

  A father and grandfather from Limerick is sharing his experiences of living with a terminal illness to help combat the disease.  Michael Clancy – a 59 year old former rugby referee– was recently diagnosed with Motor Neurone Disease (MND), and is one of hundreds living with the illness across Ireland. Like other patients, he had […]

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Upgrades will transform Limerick’s Great Southern Greenway

Upgrades will transform Limerick’s Great Southern Greenway

| May 30, 2017

Works are to begin on the Great South Greenway Limerick (GSGL) in the west of the county following the signing of contracts between Limerick City and County Council and Roadbridge Ltd. The works involve the replacement of 20 farm crossing gate sets along the 39 kilometre route, which originally catered more for walkers than cyclists. […]

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Use of trolleys in new Emergency Department ‘unacceptable’

Use of trolleys in new Emergency Department ‘unacceptable’

| May 26, 2017

Limerick city TD, Maurice Quinlivan has questioned the Minister for Health about concerns raised by nurses in relation to the new Emergency Department in University Hospital Limerick. Speaking in Leinster House, Deputy Quinlivan said: “Nurses working in UHL have raised some serious issues in relation to the new facility. The INMO (Irish Nurses and Midwives Organisation) […]

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Runway Night Run takes off on June 16

Runway Night Run takes off on June 16

| May 22, 2017

This year’s Bank of Ireland Runway Night Run is scheduled for Friday, June 16 and will once more take place at Shannon Airport. An estimated 2,000 participants of all grades and ages will gather for the fourth annual event, raising funds for local charities, Cahercalla Community Hospital & Hospice, and Home Share Clare. This year the event […]

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Limerick students given insight into life of UHL’s midwives

Limerick students given insight into life of UHL’s midwives

| May 10, 2017

Over 70 Limerick students were given an insight into the role of the midwife and midwifery as a career to mark International Day of the Midwife on May 5. This year the theme was “Midwives, Mothers and Families: Partners for Life!” The importance of education of midwives and growing the midwifery workforce are essential components […]

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Visually impaired Limerick sailor begins challenge of a lifetime

Visually impaired Limerick sailor begins challenge of a lifetime

| April 28, 2017

A visually impaired sailor from County Limerick has begun the first leg of a challenge to sail around Ireland in two months. Chris Egan from Ardagh, is undergoing the journey to raise awareness and funds for Irish Guide Dogs and the Royal National Lifeboat Institution (RNLI). Chris, a member of Foynes Yacht Club, successfully circumnavigated Ireland with fellow […]

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Council respond to dust complaints in Raheen and Mungret

Council respond to dust complaints in Raheen and Mungret

| April 28, 2017

Limerick City and County Council has responded to complaints about dust deposition made by residents in Mungret and Raheen. The complaints described thick dust deposited on cars, roofs and windows, solar panels and garden furniture, with the belief being that the source of the dust was likely to be the nearby Irish Cement plant. In a […]

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