Patients families have hit out at what they described as “cattle mart” Emergency Department (ED) conditions, as the highest-ever levels of patent overcrowding were recorded today at University Hospital Limerick.
University Hospital Limerick, the subject of an internal and external probe over concerns that patients died after being infected by multidrug-resistant superbugs, has been warned by the health watchdog to immediately boost staffing numbers in its infection prevention and control team, writes
The UL Hospitals Group, which oversees Limerick’s three hospitals, has apologised to patients because the city’s emergency department (ED) at University Hospital Limerick is “not fit for purpose”.
Up to 83% of patients who came to the overburdened Emergency Department of University Hospital Limerick on one day last month could have been more appropriately seen at various assessment units within the four-hospital UHL Group, a study has found.
Up to 500 staff at five hospitals in the University of Limerick Hospital Group have begun industrial action over the continued employment of the group’s chief operations manager on €250,000 per year — more than twice the €116,000 that would be paid to a public servant.