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Cllr Norma Moriarty.

More Than 1,200 Children Waiting For Psychology Appointment In Kerry/Cork HSE Region

November 6, 2018 at 9:45 am Comments are Disabled

A FIANNA Fáil General Election candidate has described as shameful, the fact that more than 1,200 children are waiting for a psychology appointment in the Kerry and Cork HSE region. Figures released to Fianna Fáil reveal a total of 1,262 children in the HSE CHO4 area on the list for […]

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Brassil Says Govt Is Failing Children With Disabilities

Brassil Says Govt Is Failing Children With Disabilities

June 6, 2018 at 3:53 pm Comments are Disabled

KERRY’S Fianna Fáil Deputy, John Brassil says the Government is continuing to fail Kerry children with disabilities after it emerged  that 50% of all long waiters for assessments are in Kerry and Cork alone. “At what point is Minister Finian McGrath going to fulfil his role as Disabilities’ Minister and deal […]

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People attending the protest at HSE buildings on Friday. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Protest At HSE Buildings In Support Of CervicalCheck Victims

May 19, 2018 at 8:59 am 1 comment

THERE was great support from passing motorists for the people who held a protest outside the HSE buildings in Rathass to show support for the victim of the CervicalCheck scandal. Sinn Fein Cllr Toireasa Ferris was among the men and women present holding placards and encouraging people to blast their […]

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Public Protest At HSE Buildings In Tralee To Support Victims Of CervicalCheck Scandal

May 17, 2018 at 2:44 pm Comments are Disabled

  A PROTEST has been organised for Friday to support the victims of the CervicalCheck scandal. The organisers have chosen the HSE’s buildings in Rathass, close to the entrance to University Hospital Kerry, as the venue for the gathering which gets underway at 3.30pm.   It will be a peaceful demonstration […]

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Repro Free 29.5.17 .Minister for Mental Health and Older People Helen McEntee today (Monday May 29th) launched Connecting for Life Kerry. 


Pictured at the launch were -- Gerry Raleigh Dir if the National office Suicide Prevention  , Minister for Mental Health and Older People Helen McEntee , Aileen Brosnan and Julieann Lane of the resource officers suicide prevention team . 
Minister for Mental Health and Older People Helen McEntee today (Monday May 29th) launched Connecting for Life Kerry. 
The launch took place at the  at the Institute of Technology, Tralee Co Kerry  and was attended by a large number of those involved in the drafting of the plan, including community and voluntary groups and members of the public from across Kerry. 
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Minister for Mental Health and Older People Helen McEntee today (Monday May 29th) launched Connecting for Life Kerry. 
The launch took place at IT Tralee and was attended by a large number of those involved in the drafting of the plan, including community and voluntary groups and members of the public from across Kerry. 
The four-year plan runs from 2017 to 2020 inclusive, and its vision is a County Kerry where fewer lives are lost through suicide, and where communities and individuals are empowered to improve their mental health and wellbeing. 
The development of Connecting for Life Kerry included extensive county-wide consultation with the public, community and voluntary organisations, public bodies and with health care professionals. 
In total, 689 people took part in the consultation process. Five large public meetings took place in towns across the county; workshops were arranged with 12 targeted priority groups, a further 13 workshops took place with healthcare professionals and the public also had the opportunity to take part in surveys. 
This extensive feedback then formed the basis for a set of actions which are the backbone of the plan – a summary of some of those actions is included below. 
While the development of the plan was led by HSE Mental Health Services, it will be implemented by the entire community.

Minister Helen McEntee said: 

"This action plan for Kerry is based on the same vision, goals, objectives and measurable outcomes as outlined in the national strategy. It sets out a vision where fewer lives are lost through suicide, and where communities and individuals are empowered to improve their mental health and wellbeing. The plan launched today is the result of the hard work of a huge number of individuals, community groups, statutory and non-government agencies, working together to promote positive mental health. I congratulate all involved in the creation of this plan. This sets out a roadmap to address suicide and self-harm. It is important that we all continue to work together, at all levels, to identify people at risk and to ensure that appropriate services are in place to provide the help and support needed. If we do this, I believe that we will achieve our goal of fewer lives lost to suicide.”
  
Head of Mental Health Services with the HSE’s Cork Kerry Community Healthcare Organisation Sinead Glennon said: 
“This is a community issue and we need the entire community to be involved. That’s why the plan itself was developed in a collaborative way, with as much consultation as possible. 
Today that this is the beginning of the process, not the end – the real work begins now in implementing the plan and making it a reality. We look forward to working with everyone at the launch, and the wider community, in lifting this plan from the page into reality.” 
  
Resource Officer for Suicide Prevention Julieann Lane said that the plan had been based on county-wide consultation, with great engagement from the public, communities, voluntary bodies and other agencies. 
“This has led to a comprehensive action plan for Kerry, with all agencies stepping forward to support in roles as lead agency or partner agency. This will mean that going forward for implementation we have a very strong platform and commitment from across the county.” 
Her comments were echoed by fellow Resource Officer for Suicide Prevention Aileen Brosnan, who facilitated last year’s consultation. 
“Throughout this process, the central role which local communities across our county play in supporting each other and the resilience of people in Kerry to work together to support each other was evident. It is this sense of community in Kerry which is a strength that we must build upon.” 
  
Chief Officer of the Cork Kerry Community Healthcare Organisation Ger Reaney said: 
“I wish to pay tribute to the many people who have played a role in bringing this plan together. It’s important that this cross-community approach continues as the plan is implemented. We in the Community Healthcare Organisation look forward to working with all to implement this important plan.” 
  
Some of the actions in the plan include: 
  
·         Working with local media to develop a regular slots on radio and in print for the promotion of positive mental health. 
·         Exploring the feasibility of developing a mobile unit with information on local services and supports. 
·         Looking at ways to support drop-in information points in local communities to direct those in need of support and help. 
·         Giving GPs and those working in primary care information on supports available in their areas. 
·         A local plan to increase awareness of training such as SafeTALK and ASIST. 
·         Delivering training in suicide prevention to agencies in contact with people vulnerable to or at risk of suicidal behaviour. 
·         Delivering campaigns from pre-school level onwards to promote a positive understanding of mental health and well-being. 
·         Community-based workshops on positive mental health and wellbeing for priority groups. 
·         A targeted campaign for young people in priority communities, in particular the Travelling community and LGBTI in order to increase awareness of the supports that are available. 
·         An examination of whether the Suicide Crisis Assessment Nurse (SCAN) service can be developed for Kerry. 
·         Gardai in Kerry will be further up-skilled to respond to suicidal behaviour and to those bereaved by suicide. 
·         An audit will take place of the means and locations across Kerry where suicide and attempted suicide has taken place. Preventative measures will be built-in eg lighting, signage and barriers. Crisis support numbers will be displayed at structures such as bridges, piers and life buoy stands.

Plan Launched To Help Prevent Lives Being Lost Through Suicide In Kerry

May 29, 2017 at 2:56 pm 1 comment

  MINISTER for Mental Health and Older People Helen McEntee today launched Connecting for Life Kerry, a four year plan which it’s hoped fewer lives will be lost through suicide. The launch took place at IT Tralee and was attended by a large number of those involved in the drafting of […]

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Cases Of Syphilis On The Rise In Kerry/Cork Region

August 5, 2016 at 2:07 pm Comments are Disabled

THE number of cases of syphilis reported in the Kerry – Cork region has increased threefold in the past twelve months according to the HSE. In the first half of last year, seven cases of syphilis were reported in the Kerry – Cork region, but in the next six months there were […]

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HSE Responds To Hospital Renaming Ceremony Affecting Staff Access To Canteen

HSE Responds To Hospital Renaming Ceremony Affecting Staff Access To Canteen

February 19, 2016 at 8:43 pm 1 comment

  EARLIER we reported that some staff from University Hospital Kerry were unable to enter the canteen during their assigned lunch hour because the ceremony of renaming KGH ran over. TraleeToday.ie encountered a number of staff outside the canteen at 2.40pm waiting to enter with one of them asking what […]

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Public Meeting On Recovery From Mental Health Issues To Be Held In Tralee On Thursday

February 17, 2016 at 6:22 pm Comments are Disabled

HSE Mental Health Services in Kerry are inviting interested parties to two public events (one in Tralee and one in Killarney) where guest speaker Michael Ryan from Advancing Recovery Ireland (ARI) will be speaking about Recovery Principles as well as his own experience of recovery from mental ill-health. Representatives from the […]

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New Sign Shows KGH Renamed University Hospital Kerry

New Sign Shows KGH Renamed University Hospital Kerry

February 17, 2016 at 3:17 pm 1 comment

A NEW sign has appeared in front of Kerry General Hospital confirming it has been renamed University Hospital Kerry or Ospidéal na hOllscoile, Ciarraí. Minister for Health Leo Varadkar is due to visit the hospital on Friday to officially announce the name change. Before Christmas, Minister Jimmy Deenihan, when turning […]

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Asbestos Type Tile To Be Removed During Work On KGH Wards

Asbestos Type Tile To Be Removed During Work On KGH Wards

December 16, 2015 at 1:16 pm Comments are Disabled

AN asbestos type tile will be removed during work on the refurbishment of two wards at Kerry General Hospital. The HSE South Estates Department obtained the services of a competent asbestos surveying company to undertake a survey of Valentia and Reask wards which are being prepared for refurbishment. This identified an […]

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Sinn Féin To Hold Protest At KGH This Evening

November 27, 2015 at 11:26 am Comments are Disabled

  A DEMONSTRATION will be held in Tralee this Friday evening by Sinn Féin in Kerry, to protest at the government’s response to the current situation in the health service, which this week has seen nurses vote for strike action in emergency departments throughout the country. The demonstration is part of […]

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Worst October Ever For KGH Trolley Figures As INMO To Ballot Members On Industrial Action

Worst October Ever For KGH Trolley Figures As INMO To Ballot Members On Industrial Action

November 3, 2015 at 4:36 pm Comments are Disabled

  THERE were 137 patients waiting on trolleys last month at Kerry General Hospital, making it the worst October on record at the hospital. The figures are also reflected nationally, prompting the Executive Council of the Irish Nurses and Midwives Organisation (INMO) to decide to commence a nationwide ballot, of all of its […]

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May Figures Show 120% Rise In Patients Waiting On Trolleys At KGH Compared To 2014

May Figures Show 120% Rise In Patients Waiting On Trolleys At KGH Compared To 2014

June 12, 2015 at 12:03 pm Comments are Disabled

  THERE was a 120% increase in patients waiting on trolleys in KGH last month compared to the same period last year, according to the figures released today by the Irish Nurses and Midwives Organisation (INMO). The news comes as the Emergency Department at Kerry General Hospital (KGH) has been […]

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Parking Fees At KGH Net Nearly €700,000

Parking Fees At KGH Net Nearly €700,000

May 8, 2015 at 3:17 pm 1 comment

  KERRY General Hospital collected €697,000 in car park charges in 2014. The figure was revealed at the HSE South Regional Health Forum meeting. It was also revealed that in the first three months of this year the KGH car park has netted €186,000. Much of the revenue that comes from the […]

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Sixteen Patients Waiting On Trolleys Today At Kerry General Hospital

Sixteen Patients Waiting On Trolleys Today At Kerry General Hospital

May 6, 2015 at 12:42 pm Comments are Disabled

  THERE were 16 patients waiting on trolleys at Kerry General Hospital today according to INMO ‘Trolley Watch’ figures released this morning. It’s up on the 12 patients who were waiting on trolleys yesterday, while nationally today there are 465 patients waiting on trolleys in hospital around the country. The news comes […]

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Fifteen Patients Waiting On Trolleys Today At Kerry General Hospital

Fifteen Patients Waiting On Trolleys Today At Kerry General Hospital

March 3, 2015 at 12:14 pm Comments are Disabled

  THERE are 15 patients waiting on trolleys at Kerry General Hospital today according to INMO ‘Trolley Watch’ figures released this morning. It’s up on the 12 patients who were waiting on trolleys yesterday, while nationally today there are 520 patients waiting on trolleys in hospital around the country. Yesterday, the HSE appealed […]

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There Were 91 Patients Waiting On Trolleys At KGH In September

There Were 91 Patients Waiting On Trolleys At KGH In September

October 7, 2014 at 3:22 pm Comments are Disabled

THE number of patients waiting in trolleys in the Emergency Department and Wards at Kerry General Hospital in September was 91. This is an 80 per cent increase on the September 2013 number of 51. It continues the trend reported in August where the figure was up 90 per cent on […]

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Council To Ask That Some Estate Residents Be Exempt From Water Charges

October 6, 2014 at 4:56 pm Comments are Disabled

KERRY County Council is to write to Irish Water to ask that residents of Tralee estates, proven to have dangerous levels of lead in their water supply, be exempt from water charges until the situation has been resolved. The Tralee Municipal District meeting of Kerry County Council heard on Monday morning, that the […]

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KGH Nursing Staff Shortage At Crisis Point Says INMO

KGH Nursing Staff Shortage At Crisis Point Says INMO

August 29, 2014 at 8:24 am Comments are Disabled

THE shortage of nurses within Kerry General Hospital has reached crisis point according to the Irish Nurses and Midwives Organisation. The INMO is  now calling for an immediate recruitment of staff specific to KGH to address this crisis. “The situation that currently exists within Kerry General Hospital is unsafe and […]

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New €1.4m Baile Mhuire Day-Care Centre Opens

New €1.4m Baile Mhuire Day-Care Centre Opens

August 29, 2014 at 8:20 am 1 comment

THE €1.4 million Baile Mhuire Day Care Centre for the elderly was officially opened in Balloonagh, Tralee by the Director General of the Health Service Executive, Tony O’Brien on Thursday morning. Employing 16 people, the facility opened its doors last April and it now provides a full range of care to the […]

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