Whistleblower claims 30 hospital deaths caused by failure to deal with infections

Whistleblower claims 30 hospital deaths caused by failure to deal with infections

It has been claimed that up to 30 people have died at a Limerick hospital after being infected with superbugs.

A whistleblower is alleging there has been a long-term failure by local managers to tackle an outbreak that dates back to 2009 in the city's University Hospital.

The whistleblower alerted HIQA to their concerns in 2014, who published a report criticising the hospital's facilities for limiting the spread of infection.

However, since then a further eight cases have been found in the hospital in the second quarter of this year.

The HSE has yet to comment this morning, but the problem is a major concern for staff.

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