Limerick’s Regional Hospital to be renamed as new unit is launched

Alan Owens

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Alan Owens

The HSE has apologised to a patient who had to be treated in the ambulance bay of the Mid Western Regional Hospital
MINISTER of Finance Michael Noonan TD has confirmed that the Mid-Western Regional Hospital will be re-branded the ‘University Hospital Limerick’.

MINISTER of Finance Michael Noonan TD has confirmed that the Mid-Western Regional Hospital will be re-branded the ‘University Hospital Limerick’.

Speaking as he launched a new €13m unit that will save lives and improve care for an estimated 12,000 patients across the Mid-West, Mr Noonan said it was “in effect” already the University Hospital.

“I understand the decision has been taken to rename it, so it is a question of taking down the lettering over the door and putting new lettering up,” he explained.

“It is very important for Limerick and for the region that we have a full range of services here for the people of the region, especially when the connections are made with the medical school in the University,” he said.

This was later confirmed by the head of the Graduate Medical School in UL, Professor Paul Finucane, who said: “UL would very much welcome the rebranding of the hospital to the University Hospital Limerick whenever the HSE considers this to be appropriate”.