LIMERICK City Fire and Rescue Service last night rescued a patient from a ledge on a building at University Hospital Limerick.
The elderly man is believed to have become disorientated on one of the wards and climbed out a window.
The fire service received a call at around 11.30pm on Sunday night and four units attended the incident, along with paramedics, hospital staff and gardai.
Firefighters used an aerial ladder to bring the man to safety just before midnight.
The man was not injured in the incident.
A spokesperson for the UL Hospitals Group confirmed in a statement that UHL alerted the fire service to an incident where “a male patient had gained access to a second floor roof area.
“Staff stayed with and reassured the patient until the arrival of fire service personnel at approximately 23.21. A plan was agreed which lead to the safe retrieval of the patient,” said the spokesperson.
“No injuries were suffered by anybody involved in the incident, which is now under review. For reasons on patient confidentiality, University Hospital Limerick cannot comment further on the incident,” they added.