UL medical student’s ‘garden hurling marathon’ raises €62,616

Of the many fundraisers organised in aid of the Mid-West’s healthcare frontline during the Covid-19 pandemic, perhaps the most remarkable is the ‘Garden Hurling Marathon’ run by Mayo hurler and University of Limerick medical student Cathal Freeman, who raised a whopping €62,616 for University Hospital Limerick and the Mid-West Cancer Society.

Students highlight effects of postponing state exams

Leaving certificate students are hoping to make the public and the government aware of the detrimental effects that the postponement of state exams could have on the nation.

Perinatal mental health service meeting challenges of Covid-19

Staff at University Maternity Hospital Limerick are using telephone and cloud computing technology to adapt mental health services for pregnant women and new mums in the Mid-West who may be struggling with stress and anxiety as a result of social distancing restrictions during the Covid-19 pandemic.

Skin temperature monitoring at UHL

UL Hospitals Group has introduced a skin temperature monitoring system at University Hospital Limerick in an intensification of efforts to minimise the risk of Covid-19 infection among patients and staff at the region's main acute hospital.

Plea from authorities to act responsibly

Ahead of the May bank holiday weekend, Clare County Council and An Garda Síochána are asking people not to travel to parks, beaches or other amenities outside of the 2km limit.
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Covid-19: Updates – April 2020

Covid-19 Information and Updates (April 2020)

Warning not to use the sea for exercise or...

In advance of the May bank holiday weekend the Irish Coast Guard (IRCG) and RNLI (Royal National Lifeboat Institution) are renewing their call to the public not to take part in any water-based activity on or in the sea, while the current national emergency restrictions are in place.

Volunteers making face shields for nursing home staff

A community of volunteers from across industry and education in the Mid West have begun producing up to 5,000 face shields per week for nursing home workers and other frontline staff.