Overcrowding levels at UHL highest in country

Fintan Walsh


Fintan Walsh

LEVELS of overcrowding in the emergency department and wards at the University Hospital Limerick are among the highest recorded so far this year. 

Overcrowding at UHL was the highest in the country today, Tuesday.

According to figures released by the Irish Nurses and Midwives Organisation, there were 25 patients being treated on trolleys in the Dooradoyle A&E, waiting to be admitted to a hospital bed. 

There were also 24 people being treated on additional trolleys or beds in the wards, this Tuesday morning. 

According to a spokesperson for the UL Hospitals Group, management will be reviewing the impact of the Winter Resilience Plan - a project aimed at alleviating overcrowding - at the end of the month. 

For more on overcrowding situation at the University Hospital Limerick, pick up this weekend's edition of the Limerick Leader.