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UL Hospitals Group announces gradual relaxation of access restrictions at maternity hospital

UL Hospitals Group has today announced the gradual relaxation of a number of Covid-19 restrictions on access to University Maternity Hospital Limerick (UMHL), as local transmission of Covid-19 decreases and the vaccination programme rolls out across the Mid-West. The option of having a nominated partner present for anomaly scans has been reintroduced at the hospital this week, and from next Monday, April 26, fathers/parents of babies in the neonatal unit will be permitted to visit, 4.30pm to 6.30pm, subject to activity in the unit. Weekly risk assessment is ongoing at the hospital with a view to giving a nominated partner 45-minute visiting slots on the hospital’s postnatal wards, M1 and M2, from May 10, 2021 between the hours of 6pm and 8pm daily. Eileen Ronan, UL Hospitals Group’s Director of Midwifery, welcomed the hospital’s first steps in the careful, phased relaxation of the visiting restrictions that have been in force at UMHL for almost the entirety of the pandemic. “No-one …

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Extra measures sought to tackle UHL overcrowding

Extra measures are being sought by a nursing union to tackle overcrowding at University Hospital Limerick (UHL) after the emergency department (ED) recorded the highest number of patients on trolleys earlier this week. According to the INMO Trolley Watch, there were 55 patients on trolleys in wards and the ED in UHL on Tuesday, compared to 46 in Beaumont Hospital. The UHL figure had increased dramatically from 34 on Monday before it reduced to 39 again on Wednesday. INMO industrial relations officer, Liz Curran, urged the HSE to eliminate any red tape that could delay the hiring of an extra 70 nurses for the UHL Hospital Group, so that new nurses can start working as soon as possible. Ms Curran called for an increase in the number of community intervention teams in the region, as she said this would assist with the earlier discharge of patients and would also help reduce the number of patients who require hospitalisation. Nurses in …

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