Almost €10m In Funding Announced For Kerry Healthcare Services

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ALMOST €10 million investment of capital funding to support Kerry Healthcare services has been announced by Minister for Health Stephen Donnelly this morning.

In total €9,710,000  is being announced for Kerry Healthcare, including almost €5 million for significant refurbishment works for Listowel, Killarney and Cahersiveen Hospitals.

University Hospital Kerry will receive targeted investment to enhance and upgrade maternity services including an obstetrics theatre and  provision of post Covid 19 specific care units.

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Kerry Fianna Fáil TD and Minister for Education, Norma Foley has welcomed the announcement.

The full list of projects is:

• Kerry General Hospital – Will receive €1.7 million for a Blood Science Project (Extension & Refurbishment of existing pathology laboratory to facilitate management services tender.)

• Kerry General Hospital  – Will receive €750,000 for the creation of 5 No. new single ensuite rooms in an existing admin area (Rathass Ward).

• Kerry General Hospital – Funding will also be made available to decant and relocate specific UHK Outpatient Services to recently completed PCC in Tralee: (To optimise patient care while minimising risks to the public, to healthcare staff, and to the wider healthcare service.)

• Kerry General Hospital – In total €400,000 Maternity birthing development to include triage assessment, 8 bed anti natal ward, 3 bedroom induction rooms, 4 birthing rooms and ancillary accommodation.

• University Hospital Kerry – Almost €11 million was set aside for the provision of an additional Theatre (Obstetrics) plus upgrade of existing theatres and plant in 2020 as part of a five year Capital programme. This year €900,000 will be invested in the project.

• University Hospital Kerry – €200,000 will be provided for a new addressable emergency lighting system.

• University Hospital Kerry – €1 million will be provided for the reconfiguration of existing HDU to deliver five post Covid HDU compliant beds (with potential to increase to six beds).

• University Hospital Kerry – has already been provided with a second CT Scanner for UHK.

• University Hospital Kerry – €150,000 has been invested in a new UHK Water Infrastructure Replacement.

• Caherciveen Hospital will receive €2.28 million for refurbishment and extension works.

• The will also receive €50,000 for the provision of a new ambulance station in Cahirciveen.

• Killarney – CNU – Replacement via PPP for 130 bed facility (figure to be released later)

• Listowel Community Hospital will receive €2.28 million for refurbishment and extension works.


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