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UL Hospitals Group Governance

UL Hospitals Group has an executive management team led by CEO, Colette Cowan. She is accountable to the Regional Executive Officer, HSE Mid West.

Our services are delivered across the six sites under the leadership of 6 clinical directorates namely: Cancer Services Directorate, Diagnostics Directorate, Maternal & Child Health Directorate, Medicine Directorate, Perioperative Directorate and Urgent and Emergency Care Directorate. Each directorate is led by a team of staff bringing together clinical management and financial expertise to provide quality-driven safe services, focused on the experience and outcomes for the patient. Their work is supported by the Operational Services Directorate.

Our Finance, eHealth, HR, Communications and Strategy departments support the work of each of the 7 Directorates.

The 6 Clinical Directorates are:

Cancer Services Directorate

The Cancer Services Directorate provides inpatient and outpatient services.

Services include:

  • Cancer Clinical Trial Unit
  • Cancer Services Support Centre
  • Haematology
  • Oncology
  • Palliative Care Medicine

Cancer Services contact: 061 301111

Diagnostics Directorate

The Diagnostics Directorate includes Radiology, Pathology, Pharmacy and Allied Health Therapy services.

Services include:

  • Laboratory
  • Medical Physics
  • Pharmacy
  • Radiology

Diagnostics contact: 061 585 822

Maternal and Child Health Directorate

The Maternal and Child Health Directorate provides Obstetric, Midwifery, Neonatal and Paediatric inpatient and outpatient services.

Services include:

  • Antenatal
  • Antenatal feeding class
  • Community antenatal clinics
  • Obstetrician led high-risk clinics
  • Bereavement and Loss
  • Colposcopy
  • Diabetic service
  • Early Pregnancy Assessment Unit
  • Maternity Emergency Unit
  • Midwifery
  • Infant feeding clinic
  • Neonatology
  • Obstetric-led consultant maternity care
  • Pastoral care
  • Paediatric services
  • Perinatal Mental Health services
  • Physiotherapy
  • Termination of Pregnancy

Maternal and Child Health contact: 061 585 578

Medicine Directorate

The Medicine Directorate provides a wide range of specialities and sub-specialities on an inpatient and outpatient basis.

These specialities include:

  • Cardiology
  • Dermatology
  • Elderly medicine
  • Endocrinology
  • Gastroenterology
  • General medicine
  • Infectious diseases
  • Neurology
  • Palliative medicine
  • Renal medicine
  • Respiratory medicine
  • Rheumatology

Medicine contact: 061 301 111

Perioperative Directorate

The Perioperative Directorate manages quality and safety for patient care before, during and after surgery. It provides emergency, elective surgical and anaesthetic services across our six hospital sites.

Specialities include:

  • Anaesthetics
  • Breast services
  • Colorectal surgery
  • Dental surgery
  • Endoscopy
  • General surgery
  • Gynaecology
  • Ophthalmology
  • Oral and Maxillofacial surgery
  • Orthopaedic surgery
  • Otolaryngology (ENT)
  • Pain Service
  • Plastics Service
  • Urology
  • Vascular Service

Perioperative contact: 061 485 022

Urgent and Emergency Care Directorate

The Urgent and Emergency Care Directorate is focused on providing urgent and emergency care to patients, ensuring the patient gets the right care, in the right place at the right time.

The Directorate is responsible for:

  • Acute Medical Assessment Unit (AMAU), University Hospital Limerick (UHL)
  • Emergency Department, UHL
  • Injury Units in Ennis, Nenagh and St John’s hospitals
  • Medical Assessment Units in Ennis, Nenagh and St John’s hospitals
  • Patient Flow team at UHL includes:
    • Bed Management
    • Patient Flow Coordinators
    • Discharge Coordinators
    • Bed Bureau
    • Patient transfer coordination

Operational Services Directorate

The Operational Services Directorate supports the work of the 6 Clinical Directorates.

Its remit is the management of:

  • Car Park
  • Catering Services
  • Clinical Engineering
  • Helipad
  • Hygiene Services
  • Main Reception at University Hospital Limerick
  • Maintenance
  • Minor capital works
  • Nursing Administration Staff
  • Portering Services
  • Security
  • Waste management

Operational Services contact: 061 482 510 / 061 585 677