University Hospital Limerick
|University Hospital Limerick|
|Health Service Executive|
|Location||Dooradoyle, Limerick, Ireland|
|Affiliated university||University of Limerick|
|Emergency department||Yes, 24 hours|
|Lists||Hospitals in the Republic of Ireland|
The hospital, which was designed by Patrick Sheahan, was officially opened as the Limerick Regional Hospital on 16 May 1955. It became the Mid-Western Regional Hospital, Limerick in 2006. A new critical care unit opened in January 2013.
Following the establishment of the Graduate Medical School at the University of Limerick, it became the University Hospital Limerick in 2013 when the hospitals in the greater Mid-West Region became part of a single operating and governance structure known as the UL Hospitals Group.
The hospital provides 522 beds, of which 375 are in-patient acute beds, while 97 are reserved for acute day cases. A further 50 beds are for psychiatric services. The hospital provides acute-care hospital services, including a 24-hour emergency department and is the location of the Mid-Western Cancer Centre.
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