Almost nine years ago, on the night of November 2, 2005, Patrick O’Kelly, a 61-year-old security guard, fell from his bed in the then Mid-Western Regional Hospital in Limerick where he was being treated for a suspected stroke. Within hours of that accident, his family was summoned to his bedside to be told that Mr O’Kelly was dying.
Wed, 10 Sep, 2014
A man who slapped, punched, and threw a 10-month-old baby in what was described as a “truly horrific” case of child cruelty has had his three-year sentence increased to the maximum of seven years following a successful appeal by the DPP.
Tue, 04 Feb, 2014
A new facility at the Mid-Western Regional Hospital, Limerick, will allow keyhole procedures to be performed on colon cancer patients — offering results equal to those found in leading clinics internationally, an award-winning surgeon said.
Tue, 18 Jun, 2013
The body representing hospital consultants is seeking a meeting with the Health Minister after he announced that almost 50 hospitals will be headed by six independent groups under plans to reform Ireland’s acute hospital system.
Tue, 14 May, 2013
The best friend of the late homeless man Josef Pavelka, who came to national attention because they both had to sleep in a public toilet, said Josef was his fourth friend to die from drinking too much alcohol “and I don’t want to be the fifth to die from drinking”.
Tue, 07 May, 2013