first_imgNewsHealthWork gets under way on 60 bed Univeristy Hospital Limerick unitBy Bernie English – April 3, 2019 989 University Hospital LimerickWORK has begun on the new 60-bed unit for University Hospital Limerick.A €2 million funding boost ahead of the publication of the capital funding plan has allowed hospital management to start groundworks in preparation for the main task of building the unit.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up The 60-bed unit is intended to take some of the pressure off finding beds for patients admitted through the busy emergency department.The works were started in a week when there were more than 70 people on trolleys in the emergency department on one day waiting for beds.No timeline has been set for the completion of the unit as the main body of the €19.5 million funding has yet to be officially confirmed although local politicians have said publicly that it will be part of the capital plan.It’s understood that the build will take up to a year, all going well and after that, the hospital will need to hire nursing and support staff and fit out the unit.A statement on behalf of the UL Hospitals Group said that a timeline for overall project completion could not be set until funding is approved for the main modular build contract itself.“Commencement of the enabling works is a significant milestone. It is accepted by all stakeholders that there is an imbalance in acute hospital bed capacity around the country. Delivery of the 60-bed inpatient block at UHL will begin to help us address our capacity issues in the MidWest,” the statement added. Updated statement on service disruptions UL Hospitals Group Previous articleListen: Virgin Phoenix rises from the Krups ashes in LimerickNext articleNew 33 space car park opened in Adare Bernie Englishhttp://www.limerickpost.ieBernie English has been working as a journalist in national and local media for more than thirty years. She worked as a staff journalist with the Irish Press and Evening Press before moving to Clare. She has worked as a freelance for all of the national newspaper titles and a staff journalist in Limerick, helping to launch the Limerick edition of The Evening Echo. Bernie was involved in the launch of The Clare People where she was responsible for business and industry news. Advertisement RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR TAGShealthLimerick City and CountyNewsuniversity hospital limerick 53 patients waiting for beds at UHL Print WhatsAppcenter_img Linkedin Limerick Post Show | Careers & Health Sciences Event for TY Students Email Facebook Twitter 64 patients waiting for beds in UHL Numbers of Limerick hospital group staff sidelined by COVID-19 reduces by 162 in past 7 days Management at most overcrowded and most COVID-hit hospital apologise to patients ‘waiting over 100 hours’ for a bedlast_img

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