University Hospital Limerick

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University Hospital Limerick
Health Service Executive
University Hospital Limerick is located in Ireland
University Hospital Limerick
Shown in Ireland
LocationDooradoyle, Limerick, Ireland
CoordinatesCoordinates: 52°38′07″N 8°39′22″W / 52.6352°N 8.6561°W / 52.6352; -8.6561
Care systemHSE
FundingPublic hospital
Hospital typeGeneral
Affiliated universityUniversity of Limerick
Emergency departmentYes, 24 hours
ListsHospitals in the Republic of Ireland

University Hospital Limerick (Irish: Ospidéal na hOllscoile, Luimneach) is a hospital located in Dooradoyle, Limerick, Ireland. It is managed by UL Hospitals Group.[1]


The hospital, which was designed by Patrick Sheahan,[2] was officially opened as the Limerick Regional Hospital on 16 May 1955.[3] It became the Mid-Western Regional Hospital, Limerick in 2006.[4] A new critical care unit opened in January 2013.[5]

Following the establishment of the Graduate Medical School at the University of Limerick, it became the University Hospital Limerick in 2013[6] when the hospitals in the greater Mid-West Region became part of a single operating and governance structure known as the UL Hospitals Group.[7]


The hospital provides 522 beds, of which 375 are in-patient acute beds, while 97 are reserved for acute day cases.[8] A further 50 beds are for psychiatric services.[8] The hospital provides acute-care hospital services, including a 24-hour emergency department[8] and is the location of the Mid-Western Cancer Centre.[9]

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  1. ^ "Six hospital groups 'most fundamental reform in decades'". Irish Medical Times. 14 May 2013. Retrieved 27 May 2019.
  2. ^ Boyd, Gary A.; McLaughlin, John (2015). Infrastructure and the Architectures of Modernity in Ireland 1916-2016. Routledge. ISBN 978-1472446862.
  3. ^ "Regional Hospital, 1955". Memory Lane Limerick. Retrieved 24 May 2019.
  4. ^ "Limerick Regional to change name again". Irish Medical Times. 21 July 2011. Retrieved 31 August 2013.
  5. ^ "Patients begin moving into new Critical Care Unit at Mid-Western Regional Hospital, Dooradoyle, Limerick". Irish Building Magazine. 28 January 2013. Retrieved 24 May 2019.
  6. ^ "The challenges of establishing a hospital group". Health Manager. 1 May 2013. Retrieved 24 May 2019.
  7. ^ Dwane, Mike. (22 May 2013) "HSE set to complete Limerick hospitals name change". Limerick Leader. Retrieved 31 August 2013.
  8. ^ a b c "Mid-Western Regional Hospital". Health Service Executive. 27 April 2007. Archived from the original on 19 June 2010. Retrieved 4 July 2010.
  9. ^ "Mid-Western Cancer Centre". Mid-Western Cancer Centre. Retrieved 4 July 2010.