Redecorated Paediatrics Area At UHK Emergency Department Honours Kerrie Browne

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The Browne family unveiled the newly redecorated Paediatrics area in the Emergency Department of University Hospital Kerry (UHK) on Wednesday, September 27, paying tribute to their beloved daughter and sister, Kerrie Browne, whose memory will forever be honoured at UHK. Photo By : Domnick Walsh © Eye Focus

A NEWLY redecorated part of University Hospital Kerry’s ED Department honours the memory of a nurse in the hospital who passed away four years ago.

Kerrie Browne from Brosna tragically lost her life on October 2, 2019 in a road traffic collision. The Browne family were at the hospital on Wednesday last  to unveil the newly redecorated paediatrics area in the Emergency Department.

The heartfelt initiative pays tribute to their beloved daughter and sister whose memory will forever be honoured at UHK.

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Prior to working at UHK, Kerrie had worked as an agency nurse in London for five years.  Her return to Ireland was marked by her work as a nurse at UHK, where she quickly made an indelible mark on her colleagues.

In the spirit of remembering Kerrie’s vibrant personality and her love for travel, the Browne family organised the ‘Kerrie Browne Memorial 5K Run in Brosna’ on January 5th, 2020, raising an impressive €7,000 for University Hospital Kerry.

The central feature of the redecorated Paediatrics area is its captivating murals, a symbol of Kerrie’s passion for exploration and adventure.

The Paediatric waiting area is embellished with wall to wall muralling which include a World Map, recognising Kerrie’s love of travel.

Inside the paediatric cubicles, our paediatric patients will find a park-themed design complete with a park bench, adorned with the heartfelt inscription, ‘In loving memory of Kerrie Browne.’

In a thoughtful addition, one of the Paediatric bays, bay 3, has been redecorated with a muted colour scheme, creating a comfortable environment for children who may have visual sensitivities.

The addition of these murals has transformed an everyday space into a vibrant and child-friendly area, delivering an audio/visual separation from the adult ED space.

The UHK team expresses profound gratitude to the Browne Family for their remarkable generosity. The Browne family’s dedication to preserving Kerrie’s memory through this exceptional redecoration project serves as a testament to their unwavering love and enduring commitment to Kerrie’s memory.


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