Patients moved in Limerick hospital over flooding

Tuesday 03 December 2013 13.38
16 patients have been moved from three wards in University Hospital Limerick
16 patients have been moved from three wards in University Hospital Limerick

16 patients have been moved from three wards in University Hospital Limerick after the accidental piercing of a water main during construction work.

In a statement, the HSE said no patients have been injured and the hospital continues to function.

It said: “Engineers are now accessing the damage which took place during construction of a multi storey block which is being built to house a new Breast Unit and new facilities for cystic fibrosis, Parkinsons, and Dermatology.

A hospital spokesperson said nobody should attend the hospital except in a case of genuine emergency.