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About UL Hospitals Group

UL Hospitals Group is made up of 6 hospital sites in the Midwest. The 6 sites function as a single hospital system. The 6 hospitals are:

  • University Hospital Limerick
  • University Maternity Hospital Limerick
  • Nenagh Hospital
  • Ennis Hospital
  • Croom Orthopaedic Hospital
  • St. John's Hospital (Voluntary)

We provide emergency, surgical and medical services on an inpatient and outpatient basis. UL Hospitals Group serves a population of 473,000 people in Limerick, Clare and North Tipperary.

Our academic partner is the University of Limerick (UL). Our relationship with UL is important in improving standards of care, fostering education, clinical research and innovation.

Our Hospitals

University Hospital Limerick

University Hospital Limerick (UHL) is the only hospital in the group that has a full 24/7/365 emergency care and critical care service. UHL has 455 inpatient beds. It is one of the 8 designated cancer centres in the country.

The hospital has a dedicated 24/7 primary Percutaneous Coronary Intervention centre. This is for non-surgical procedures for STEMI's (serious heart attacks).

Our Acute Medical Assessment Unit treats patients referred by GPs and Injury Units. It is open from 8am to 6pm from Monday to Friday including Bank Holidays.

The Acute Surgical Assessment Unit (ASAU) is a rapid access facility for acute surgical patients who are over 16. Patients must have been assessed by a GP or hospital doctor. The unit is open from 8am to 8pm, Monday to Friday. It is closed on Bank Holidays.

The UHL Thrombolysis Centre is for the management of acute stroke. All stroke patients presenting to UHL are considered for thrombolysis. The service is 24/7. There is a dedicated stroke team and an Acute Stroke Unit in UHL.

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University Maternity Hospital Limerick

University Maternity Hospital Limerick (UMHL) is a specialist maternity hospital. It is the sole provider of obstetric/midwifery and neonatology services in the Midwest region.

The hospital has 83 inpatient beds and there are up to 4,500 births in UMHL each year. Termination of pregnancy services are provided at the hospital. We also provide a perinatal mental health service and colposcopy services.

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Croom Orthopaedic Hospital

Croom Orthopaedic Hospital has 37 inpatient beds. It is a specialist hospital with elective orthopaedic services for adults and children. The hospital accepts the transfer of orthopaedic patients from UHL for post-acute care. It also provides rheumatology and pain management services.

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Ennis Hospital

Ennis Hospital has 50 inpatient beds. It provides day surgery and endoscopy.

The hospital's Injury Unit treats broken bones, dislocations, wounds, scalds and minor burns. The unit is open every day from 8am to 8pm. The unit can be contacted on 065 686 3121.

The hospital's Medical Assessment Unit (MAU) treats patients referred by GPs and the Injury Unit. The MAU is open from 8am to 8pm, Monday to Friday and9am to 6pm on Saturday and Sunday.

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Nenagh Hospital

Nenagh Hospital has 49 inpatient beds. The hospital has both inpatient and outpatient services and provides respiratory services. Day surgery and endoscopy are provided at the hospital.

The hospital's Injury Unit treats broken bones, dislocations, wounds, scalds and minor burns. The unit is open every day from 8am to 8pm. The unit can be contacted at 067 423 11.

The hospital's Medical Assessment Unit (MAU) treats patients referred by GPs and the Injury Unit. The MAU is open from 8am to 6pm, Monday to Friday.

Read more about Nenagh Hospital

St John’s Hospital

St. John’s Hospital is an acute General Public Voluntary Hospital. It is a registered Charity and is governed by a Board. It is a service provider to the HSE under Section 38 of the Health Act 2004. The hospital has 89 inpatient beds and provides inpatient and outpatient services. It provides day surgery to patients.

The hospital's Injury Unit treats broken bones, dislocations, wounds, scalds and minor burns. The unit is open from 8am to 6pm Monday to Friday including Bank Holidays. (Closed Christmas Day and New Year's Day). You can contact the unit by ringing 061 462 132.

The hospital's Medical Assessment Unit (MAU) treats patients referred by GPs and the Injury Unit. The MAU is open from 8am to 6pm, Monday to Friday.

Read more about St John’s Hospital