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€12 million investment delivers 50 new jobs at Ennis firm

A €12 million investment delivering 50 new jobs at an Ennis firm was announced on Monday morning. Vitalograph, a world leading provider of cardio-respiratory products, software and services plans to invest €12 million in its Gort Road facility. Expansion will see clinical trials of the efficacy of new cough drugs along with the development of new diagnostic software centre. The company has announced the creation of 50 new jobs at its manufacturing and research and development facility in Ennis at a press conference on Monday morning at 10.30am. The new roles will be across a number of positions including data analysts, software designers and engineers and the company expects to fill the positions over the coming six months. The jobs announcement also coincides with the news that Vitalograph is to invest €12 million in the Ennis facility where it currently employs 100 people. Vitalograph has been designing, developing and manufacturing respiratory and cardiology devices for the healthcare sector for over …

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Keane to oversee UHL emergency department

A former Ennis Hospital manager has been appointed to a new role that will see him oversee the management of some medical facilities. Frank Keane has become the new general manager of unscheduled care, which includes managing the emergency department in University Hospital Limerick (UHL), which experiences almost daily overcrowding. It also involves overseeing improvements in the delivery of services in the Local Injuries Units in Ennis and Nenagh and the Medical Assessment Unit (MAU) in Ennis, Nenagh and UHL. It is a case of the wheel coming full circle for the Ennis resident, who started his career as a emergency medical technician in 1992 and will now be in charge of the ED in UHL, where paramedics bring patients from the Mid-West for life-saving treatment. Working as an EMT in the region until 1998, he then became an ambulance officer and worked in this role until 2003, when he became a business development manager at UHL. In 2006, he …

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Limerick Hospital opens Children’s School Ark

Clare children who are seriously ill and require long stays at University Hospital Limerick can now be educated in state-of-the-art facilities on the hospital campus. Dr Liam Carroll, founding member and former chair of the Children’s Ark School Board of Management, and five-year-old, Jayden Conway Wood officially opened the new purpose built Children’s Ark School. The school provides multi-denominational primary and secondary level education for students attending University Hospital Limerick. This new facility comprises a large classroom for primary students, a second classroom for secondary students, toilets, office space and an outdoor learning area. The Department of Education and Skills has approved the installation of 100MB fibre broadband to enable access to the most up to date technology to support the education of the students. Managed by a board of management, its two teachers, Mary Carr and Margaret McCarthy are members of HOPE, the organisation for hospital teachers in Europe. Speaking at the opening, Ann Doherty, CEO, UL Hospitals, said …

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