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20/10/2021

Major leak at Limerick hospital impacts communications systems

Figures show that nearly 90 mothers and babies tested positive for MRSA at the Maternity since 2011

External communications at University Maternity Hospital Limerick have been impacted

COMMUNICATIONS systems at University Maternity Hospital Limerick have been disrupted by a major water leak at the hospital.
 
The UL Hospitals Group says external communications have been impaired as a result of the incident which happened this Tuesday morning.

Phone lines including those for the Early Pregnancy Assessment Unit and the Maternity Emergency Unit has been impacted and are not currently working.

"Women who need to contact the hospital in advance, or those who need to access the EPAU/MEU, are advised to use the temporary alternative phone lines on 061-327300; 061-327455; 061-327238 or 061-327450," said a spokesperson for UL Hospitals.
 
All other services are unaffected by the leak and any woman with an appointment today is advised to attend UMHL as normal.

Maintenance teams are on site working to restore all impacted communications as soon as possible.

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