University Hospital Limerick Emergency Dept. & Haemodialysis Dept.


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Largest Emergency Department in Ireland and New Haemodialysis Unit added to University Hospital Limerick in a 6800m² development.

The new Emergency Department together with the Haemodialysis Unit comprised of a new 2-storey building together with a new 2-storey underground carpark facility attached to the new Coronary Care Unit on the site of the University Hospital at Limerick. The project comprised the fit-out of an existing shell building along with ancillary infrastructural development to provide the largest Emergency Department in Ireland and a new Renal Dialysis Department at the University Hospital, Limerick.

The Emergency Unit included sections for paediatrics, x-ray, resuscitation, minor treatment and major treatment. The new unit included 29 standard treatment cubicles with 6 minor treatment cubicles and 3 major treatment cubicles. The unit also included 6 resuscitation bays. The project also included 3 sets of lifts for the public and staff use, and a fire evacuation lift. The main structural elements incorporated the requirements for a future 3-storey ward block above the existing building.

The new Haemodialysis unit comprised of 20 standard dialysis stations with a mixture of bed and chair positions, 4 isolation suites and 4 CAPD treatment spaces. It also houses the ancillary office and ancillary spaces required for this Department. The overall area of the project was approximately 6800m².

Services and Sustainable Features included:

  • High efficiency lighting/LED lighting
  • Mechanical Air Heat Recovery
  • Building Energy Management Systems
  • Metering and Sub-Metering of Distribution Boards and Water Supplies
  • Sensor Operated Sanitary Fittings
  • Variable Speed Controls for Motors and Pumps
  • Radiant Heat Ceiling panels with local heating control
  • Medical Gases
  • LPHW systems
  • MV Connections to Existing Hospital Network

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