Taoiseach ‘clearly not listening’ to UHL Safety Concerns – Mary Lou McDonald

Taoiseach ‘clearly not listening’ to UHL safety concerns – Mary Lou McDonald

Over the last few weeks, Lunchtime Live has been highlighting the conditions at the Limerick hospital, which is regularly the most overcrowded in the country.

A protest was held at the hospital this month as the Health Minister Stephen Donnelly and HSE Chief Bernard Gloster were visiting.

The Irish Nurses and Midwives Organisation (INMO) has described UHL’s Emergency Department as a ‘war zone’ – and Lunchtime Live has been flooded with emails from patients about the conditions all this week.

Limerick woman Teri Coffey told the show that her mother was admitted to the Emergency Department six months ago today after suffering a heart attack.

She said she will “never, ever forget” what happened next for as long as she lives.

“When we got to the hospital, there was no room for them to actually bring Mum through,” she said.

“So the ambulance driver – it was a bit like the scene from an officer and a gentleman – he picked Mum up and carried her in his arms to a trolley.

“The place was absolutely jammers. It’s just something I will never forget.
Credit to : Newstalk

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