Beacon Limerick unveils plans to double clinic size

Pictured at last year's official opening of Beacon Limerick were Niall Collins TD, Minister of State at the Department of Further and Higher Education, Helen McCormack, Beacon Limerick Director, Cllr Francis Foley, Former Mayor of the City and County of Limerick, John Kiely, Limerick Senior Hurling Manager and Pref Tom Kiernan, Beacon Limerick Clinical Director. Photo: Don Moloney.

LIMERICK’S Beacon Hospital has announced that it plans to double the size of its clinic on Barrington Street.

The announcement came as part of the clinic’s first anniversary celebrations, marking one year since Beacon Limerick first opened its doors.

The clinic has also doubled its number of staff since first opening, with several new specialist consultants joining the team, enabling the clinic to add vascular and endocrinology services, as well as the  cardiology and diagnostics services already offered.

The plans to double the clinic’s size are subject to planning permission, but would see the number of staff at the clinic double too, as well as adding an MRI machine to the hospital.

Michael Cullen, Beacon Hospital CEO, said: “Beacon Limerick has grown considerably since opening a year ago, and we have been successful in expanding the services provided and doubling the number of staff.”

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“The centre offers fast access to vital services to people in Limerick and the surrounding areas with a fantastic team of consultants, nurses, radiographers, physiologists, patient services, and healthcare assistants that are top of their field.”

The team of consultant cardiologists at Beacon Limerick provide cardiac consultation and diagnostics services including ECG, echocardiograms, stress ECG, pacemaker checks, and Holter monitoring.

The hospital is run by a team of Limerick-based consultant radiologists and radiographers, and is the only centre in the Mid West to offer cardiac CT scans.