Outpatient Appointments And Endoscopies At UHK To Resume From Monday

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UNIVERSITY Hospital Kerry will re-open all out-patient scheduled appointments and endoscopies on Monday, January 16.

Elective procedures and elective surgery will be rescheduled after January 20, with time critical surgeries being accommodated.

A statement issued by UHK management says the hospital continues “to be challenged in relation to the surge of winter virus infections and their impact particularly upon bed availability. Notwithstanding these pressures, given the remarkable response by all teams across the hospital in enabling mitigation measures, the situation has at this point, somewhat eased.”

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“Having reviewed the current status, the hospital will re-open all Out Patient scheduled appointments and all Endoscopies at the earlier date of Monday 16th January 2023. Elective procedures and Elective Surgery will remain as is, with time critical surgeries being accommodated.”

Hospital visiting presently is on compassionate grounds only. Maternity Services are unchanged.  UHK has in place some alternative means of keeping contact with loved ones…

·       Keeping Contact Initiative: UHK has set up a specific email address so that patients can receive direct messages. Communications from friends & family can be of great comfort to patients during these times and can be e-mailed to: uhk.keepingcontact@hse.ie  Be sure to include on the subject line the Patient’s Full Name, Ward Name (if known) and the first line of the patient’s home address.

·       Virtual Visits: UHK have an initiative to facilitate Video Calls using WhatsApp on Digipads for patients who do not have SMART phone/devices.  Please contact Ward Manager/Nurse in Charge to request video call with your loved one.


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