Insufficient Staffing Levels, Ineffective Patient Flow And Not Enough Beds – Among Problems Facing University Hospital Limerick

Insufficient staffing levels, ineffective patient flow and not enough beds are among the problems facing University Hospital Limerick.

A HIQA inspection of the hospital’s emergency department found the facility failed to meet 3 of the 4 key compliance standards, and only partially met the fourth.

The quality watch dog was also not assured the hospital had enacted measures to manage overcrowding in its emergency department and that it compromised the dignity and privacy of its patients.

UHL has submitted a compliance plan in response to the findings and HIQA will continue to monitor the situation.

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