UL Hospitals Group

UL Hospitals Group

About UL Hospitals

UL Hospitals is the primary provider of acute hospital services to the 379,327 people who live in the counties of Limerick, Clare and North Tipperary.  It is one of the largest employers in the region, employing almost 3,600 people from throughout the Mid-West of Ireland.

Services are delivered at 6 different sites across the three counties.

University Hospital Limerick (UHL)

Ennis Hospital (EH)

Nenagh Hospital (NH)

Croom Orthopaedic Hospital (CH)

University Maternity Hospital Limerick (UMHL)

St John’s Hospital Limerick (Voluntary) (SJHL)

There is one Model 4 hospital (UHL) within UL Hospitals. UHL is one of the eight designated cancer centres in the country and is also a designated 24/7 Primary Percutaneous Coronary Intervention (PPCI) centre for STEMIs and a thrombolysis centre for the management of acute stroke. UHL is the only hospital site that has a full 24/7 emergency service and critical care service.

There are two Model 2 hospitals, Ennis and Nenagh, and one Model 2S (St. John’s Hospital). All three hospitals have being reconfigured to provide service in line with the Small Hospitals Framework published by government in July 2013.

University Maternity Hospital Limerick has up to 5,000 births a year and has a Level 3 Neonatal Intensive Care Unit. Croom Hospital supports Orthopaedic, Specialist Pain Management and Rheumatology services.


UL Hospitals is governed by an interim board and an executive management team lead by a CEO who reports to the board. The CEO is also accountable to the National Director Acute Services within the HSE. Delegated authority for the operation of the services is through the National Director Acute Services to the CEO of UL Hospitals.

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