RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR 64 patients waiting for beds in UHL Linkedin Email Walk in Covid testing available in Limerick from Saturday 10th April Twitter THERE were 43 people waiting for admission on trolleys and wards at the University Hospital Limerick on Wednesday of this week, the highest number in the country, including Dublin. 15 were waiting for a bed in wards and 28 on trolleys in the hospital’s emergency department. This is the third week running that the Limerick hospital has been at the forefront of the trolley crisis, having the highest numbers in the country twice and the highest outside Dublin once. Hospital management said that there are unusually high attendances at the emergency department in recent weeks. They are trying to expedite admissions by moving suitable patients to other hospitals. Advertisement Previous article200 homes listed for repossessionNext articleLimerick Electric Picnic acts 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. Print TAGSfeatureduniversity hospital limerick Updated statement on service disruptions UL Hospitals Group 53 patients waiting for beds at UHL Numbers of Limerick hospital group staff sidelined by COVID-19 reduces by 162 in past 7 days Management at most overcrowded and most COVID-hit hospital apologise to patients ‘waiting over 100 hours’ for a bed NewsBreaking newsMounting numbers at EDBy Bernie English – September 2, 2015 647 Facebook WhatsApp
West Ham manager Sam Allardyce will not face disciplinary action from the Football Association following his media comments after his side’s 2-2 draw with Manchester United. After seeing his side take the lead twice against the Barclays Premier League leaders Allardyce questioned the level of officiating and feels more should be done to improve the overall standard of referees and their assistants. “I think it is a big decision that has possibly taken the famous victory away from us,” he said immediately after the match. “To play as well as we did today and score the types of goals we scored – when you see it is an offside goal that is bitterly disappointing. “This level of football has to be equalled by the level of the officials who are in charge of the game. “His [Lennard’s] coaches have to coach him properly and coach him into getting better – that is why they are professional these days. “They need coaching on the good decisions, with a pat on the back, but also they need coaching on when they haven’t made the right call. It is a major decision that has gone against us.” Allardyce has already landed himself in hot water with the FA this season, coincidentally after an FA Cup tie against United. The former Blackburn boss was fined £8,000 back in February for suggesting United had gained from home advantage after the Red Devils won their third-round replay against West Ham 1-0. Press Association Allardyce was upset that assistant referee Harry Lennard had failed to spot Robin van Persie was offside when he scored United’s second equaliser of the game and claimed it had cost the Hammers a “famous win”. There was a suggestion the 58-year-old may have had to explain his comments to the FA but the governing body has confirmed it will not be pursuing a disciplinary case.