UL hospitals is a group of six hospitals in the Mid-West that offer a range of services – from accident and emergency departments and cancer and maternity care to inpatient and outpatient services, orthopedic services, and medical assessment. All the hospitals are run together to form a single hospital system across the six sites.
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UL Hospitals serve a population of some 400,000 people and its six clinical sites collectively, working as a single hospital system, provide about 750 acute hospital beds, delivering a comprehensive range of acute in-patient and ambulatory care services. The range and the level of sophistication of services provided has improved significantly in recent years. Many of the specialist and sub-specialist services provided at UL Hospitals are at least on a par with the country’s best. However, UL Hospitals’ greatest asset is undoubtedly its 3,000-strong dedicated and highly professionalised workforce.
Education and Research
Our academic partner is the University of Limerick (UL) and we have a number of staff who are appointed jointly by UL and ULH. We have a very dynamic education and research agenda and we aspire to be one of the top three university teaching hospitals in Ireland by 2018.
ULH has an interim Board of Directors pending the development of new legislation to establish a new legal entity. An Executive Management team led by the Chief Executive Officer is supported by four Clinical Directorates who are accountable for the day-to-day operation of the services across the sites.
Each Directorate has a management team bringing together clinical, nursing, financial, management and patient safety expertise under the chairmanship of a Clinical Director. The four Directorates are:
The directorates are responsible for the activities in relation to their areas of responsibilities across all the sites. There is one Model 4 hospital and three model 2 hospitals in ULH. There are also two single specialty hospitals.
The UL Hospitals