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Significant increase in number of violent incidents in UL Hospitals Group

By Paul Mulholland | April 24, 2019

The number of violent incidents which occurred in the University of Limerick (UL) Hospitals Group increased by 97 per cent over a three-year period, figures released to the Medical Independent (MI) reveal. According to the figures, which were released following a Freedom of Information request, 139 violent incidents took place in 2016.…

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President of the Irish Society for Rheumatology (ISR) Dr Sinéad Harney spoke to Catherine Reilly ahead of the Society’s Spring Meeting and outlined some pivotal issues affecting the specialty Members of the Irish Society for Rheumatology (ISR) gathered recently in Dublin for its Spring Meeting, which is a key event in the Society’s calendar. The…

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Plenty of rheum to improve

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President of the Irish Society for Rheumatology (ISR) Dr Sinéad Harney spoke to Catherine Reilly ahead of the Society’s Spring Meeting and outlined some pivotal issues affecting the specialty Members of the Irish Society for Rheumatology (ISR) gathered recently in Dublin for its Spring Meeting, which is a key event in the Society’s calendar. The…

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