Private health provider tapped to deliver hospital in Limerick

Private health provider tapped to deliver hospital in Limerick

A proposal to build an elective hospital in Limerick through a partnership with UL Hospitals Group and private health provider UPMC is being actively considered, the Irish Examiner can reveal.

The discussions come against a backdrop of incessant overcrowding in University Hospital Limerick, which reached record levels at the end of January, according to the Irish Nurses and Midwives Organisation.

In the wake of this overcrowding, the health watchdog Hiqa has taken steps to engage with the hospital for “the past few weeks” on possible short-term solutions. Hiqa has also now asked the HSE national executives for a “medium-term” solution to this problem.

This story was published in the Irish Examiner along with an analysis of the challenges facing UHL currently. 

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