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Media Release: Minister Harris Opens €24m Emergency Department at UHL
12.06.17 LIMERICK) IRELAND’S largest and most advanced Emergency Department, at University Hospital Limerick, has been officially opened this Monday, June 12th, by the Minister for Health Simon Harris and the Minister for Finance Michael Noonan.
The €24 million department (development and equipment costs) provides a significantly enhanced patient experience and is equipped with state-of-the-art diagnostic equipment allowing for faster investigations and treatments for the sickest patients, improving outcomes.
The new ED has been funded by the HSE and occupies the Ground Floor of both the €40m Critical Care Block which opened in late 2014 and the more recently constructed Dialysis Unit at first floor level.
At 3,850 square metres of floor space, the new ED is over three times the size of the old department. In 2016, UHL had the busiest ED in the country, with over 64,000 attendances.
Pic. Brian Arthur