The development of health services in Limerick since the foundation of the state has been dramatic. The improvement in sanitation, living conditions and nutrition has resulted in improved population health. World-class nursing standards were established by the major religious orders in their hospitals and continued by the University of Limerick. The population has benefited from the explosion of modern diagnostics and therapeutics, the regional organisation of health services under the Mid Western Health Board but has also been the victim of major health cuts and rationalisation. In the first decade of the 21st century it has become the location of the first new medical school since the foundation of the state.
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