The UL Hospitals Podcast
About The UL Hospitals Podcast
The UL Hospitals Podcast is a doorway into our six hospitals. If you’re attending hospital, you’ll get to know about the staff you’ll meet and if you’re one of the 5,000 staff who works here, you’ll find out more about what your colleagues do in other disciplines and specialities.
Episode 4 - Care options at Ennis Injury Unit
Fast, efficient, high-level ED alternative operates 365 days a year
In the fourth episode of The UL Hospitals Podcast, we move away from UHL to focus on the Injury Unit at Ennis Hospital. This unit, together with its 'sister' units in Nenagh and St John's Hospitals, provides a swift, efficient Emergency Department-avoidance option for a total of around 40,000 patients every year who need treatment for a range of non-life-threatening injuries, including breaks, sprains, burns and wounds. But how to know when you can be treated in one of these units, instead of presenting at the region's only ED in UHL? We spoke to Dr Cormac Mehigan, Consultant in Emergency Medicine & Lead, Ennis Injury Unit; and Mhairi Barron, Registered Advanced Nurse Practitioner to find out more.
For more on the refurbishment of Ennis Injury Unit, see here
Episode 3 - The Art of Intensive Care Nursing
In the third episode of The UL Hospitals Podcast, we focus on Intensive Care Nursing at University Hospital Limerick, and investigate innovations such as the Get To Know Me Boards, developed and used in the unit to help nurses and families of loved ones in critical care focus on the person in the bed at the centre of the various intensive therapies. A big thanks to our interviewees for their time and invaluable insights including Ellie Scanlan, Staff Nurse in ICU at UHL; Linda Daffy, Clinical Nurse Manager (CNM3) in Critical Care at UHL; and Ger Crilly, Clinical Nurse Manager (CNM2), Clinical Placement Coordinator, UHL, for their invaluable time and insights into their work.
- For more on the Get To Know Me Boards, visit the HSE website here
- For more on Intensive Care in Ireland, visit the HSE website here
Episode 2 - Cancer Nursing at UHL
In the second episode of The UL Hospitals Podcast, we focus on cancer nurses at University Hospital Limerick, and look at the real difference that specialist nursing, improved ward infrastructure and ED-avoidance initiatives are making for thousands of the Midwest region’s most vulnerable patients. Thanks to Susie Nagle, Clinical Nurse Specialist, Acute Oncology Nursing Service, and Anne-Marie Gilmartin, Clinical Nurse Manager (CNM3), Oncology, UHL, for their invaluable time and insights into their work.
- For more on the Acute Oncology Nursing Service at UHL, visit the HSE website here
- For more on Ward 6B and the new Oncology/Haematology Ward at UHL, visit here
Episode 1 - Hospital PALS Need You
Our first episode focuses on the Group’s Patient Advocacy & Liaison Service (PALS) volunteers. We speak to Brian Kelly and Virginia O’Dowd who share their experiences as volunteers at University Hospital Limerick and Nenagh Hospital, while service managers Liz O’Leary and Liz Barry talk about the service’s recruitment drive for volunteers.