Hospital still dealing with emergency cases

first_imgGovernment announces phased easing of public health restrictions University Hospital LimerickDOCTORS at the University Hospital Limerick are anxious that people who may be suffering a stroke or heart attack should not put off seeking help because of the COVID-19 crisis.A hospital spokesman said that the emergency department is open 24/7 for people who are seriously ill or injured and if their life is at risk.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up “Stroke and heart attacks are life-threatening medical emergencies. If you or someone else is showing signs of a stroke or heart attack, don’t wait, call 999.”The symptoms of a heart attack can include chest pain, pain in other parts of the body, shortness of breath, nausea, an overwhelming sense of anxiety, feeling light-headed, coughing, vomiting, and or wheezing.Injury units at St John’s, Nenagh and Ennis are also available with extended opening hours for people who suffer burns, sprains, broken bones or other non-life threatening injuries.A de-escalation of the region’s main acute hospital continues in anticipation of the COVID-19 surgeTo support this redirection of minor injury work, the injury unit at St John’s is moving from five-day to seven-day opening. The facility will now open from 8am to 7pm on weekends and the unit’s weekday opening hours will also extend to 7pm every day.Patients with minor injuries who feel they are also displaying the symptoms of coronavirus infection should continue to present at the emergency department in UHL. However, the only patients being swabbed in the emergency department will be those sick enough to require hospital admission.Further information at www.hse.ie/injuryunits WhatsApp Covid antibody testing opens to public at Shannon Airport Institute of Public Health addresses loneliness as a challenge to national health in light of Covid-19 restrictions Twitter Advertisement Mass COVID testing to take place at University of Limerick following fresh outbreak of virus among student population Previous articleNews Roundup | April 4, 2020Next articleGOAL calls on young people in Limerick to join its “NextGen Global Youth Programme” Bernie Englishhttp://www.limerickpost.ieBernie English has been working as a journalist in national and local media for more than thirty years. She worked as a staff journalist with the Irish Press and Evening Press before moving to Clare. She has worked as a freelance for all of the national newspaper titles and a staff journalist in Limerick, helping to launch the Limerick edition of The Evening Echo. Bernie was involved in the launch of The Clare People where she was responsible for business and industry news. Limerick health chiefs urge public not to withhold information on virus contacts, as they investigate “complex and serious outbreaks” across midwest region center_img NewsHealthHospital still dealing with emergency casesBy Bernie English – April 6, 2020 664 Facebook TAGSCoronavirusCovid 19healthIrelandLimerick City and CountyNews Limerick Post Show | Careers & Health Sciences Event for TY Students Email Print Linkedin RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHORlast_img

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