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Mayor of Clare Joe Arkins

No more Limerick emergency department for mayor

MAYOR of Clare Joe Arkins said he has decided he will never willingly go back for treatment at the emergency department in University Hospital Limerick. At a meeting of Clare County Council, the mayor said he had spent a night and a day on a trolley in the hospital and that he “decided I’d never be there again if I was conscious”. He made his comments as the council passed a motion calling on the Minister for Health, the HSE and the management of University Hospital Limerick to intervene to stop overcrowding in the emergency department and to stop people being kept on trolleys for long periods of time. The motion was put down by Fianna Fáil’s Pat Hayes, who said the current situation is “a total disgrace” and that there had not been proper preparation for scaling back at Ennis and Nenagh. He claimed when the Minister for Health made a visit there, people on trolleys were moved into …

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University Hospital Limerick.

Eight year-old injured in quad bike accident

AN eight-year-old boy has been seriously injured in a quad bike accident near Mountshannon. The boy and his father, who is in his 40s, were injured when the vehicle hit a stone wall at 9.10pm on Thursday night, on a local road in the townland of Ballinagoagh North, near Mountshannon and Whitegate. Emergency services, including two units of the fire service from Scarriff, were called to the scene. The boy was brought to University Hospital Limerick with what are described as critical injuries. His father was also hospitalised, though his condition is not believed to be life threatening. The road, between Cregg Cross and the R352 Mountshannon-Whitegate route, remains closed to allow for a forensic examination of the scene. Officers in Scariff station are investigating.

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University Hospital Limerick.

Children relocated after hospital fire

A NURSING union has expressed relief that no patients or staff were injured following a fire at Limerick University Hospital (LUH) on Sunday evening. Up to 14 children had to be evacuated from the paediatric unit of LUH after a fire broke out in the building some time about 6.00 pm. All children were back in the Children’s Ark at 10 pm. The waiting room of the emergency department was also emptied while the fire brigade checked out the scene. Irish Nurses and Midwifery Organisation, Mid-West representative, Mary Fogarty expressed relief that none injuries were sustained by patients or staff as a result of the fire. Speaking to the Clare Champion, Ms Fogarty said that none of her members had voiced any concern to date about the cause of the fire. She added that she wasn’t aware what had caused the blaze. The Health Service Executive (HSE) believes the smoke from the fire entered the main building from a plant …

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