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Proposal Coming To Change KGH Name To ‘University Hospital Kerry’

Proposal Coming To Change KGH Name To ‘University Hospital Kerry’

December 11, 2015 at 4:28 pm 3 comments

THERE is a proposal coming in the New Year to change the name of Kerry General Hospital to ‘University Hospital Kerry’. While speaking at the turning of the sod at the new in-patient Palliative Care Unit at Kerry General Hospital on Friday, Minister for Diaspora, Jimmy Deenihan, said that an official announcement […]

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The stained glass in Kerry General Hospital, created by Mary J. Leen.

Memorial For Deceased Hospital Staff Unveiled At KGH

November 28, 2015 at 10:46 am Comments are Disabled

A LARGE crowd of over 200 attended Kerry General Hospital on Thursday night for a special mass and the unveiling of a new stained glass memorial. The stained glass was commissioned as a permanent memorial for the deceased staff members of St Catherines and Kerry General Hospital. It is located just inside […]

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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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Kerry General Hospital Has Been Fined Over €12,000

Kerry General Hospital Has Been Fined Over €12,000

October 13, 2015 at 3:14 pm Comments are Disabled

  KERRY GENERAL HOSPITAL is one of 39 hospitals across the county which has been fined by the HSE for its failure to cut waiting lists. The hospital was fined a total of €12,366. Of that figure, €2,473, had already been levied because of patients needing treatment who have been waiting longer than maximum […]

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Sixteen Patients Waiting On Trolleys At KGH Today

Sixteen Patients Waiting On Trolleys At KGH Today

October 1, 2015 at 11:37 am Comments are Disabled

  THERE are 16 patients waiting on trolleys at Kerry General Hospital today, according to figures from the Irish Nurses and Midwives Organisation. It comes during a very busy spell at the hospital. On Tuesday, there were 10 patients waiting on trolleys with eight waiting yesterday, according to the Trolley and […]

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Woman Seriously Injured In Crash At Tonevane On Sunday

Woman Seriously Injured In Crash At Tonevane On Sunday

September 14, 2015 at 10:20 am Comments are Disabled

  TWO people are in hospital in Tralee after a road accident at Tonevane, near Blennerville, yesterday evening. The crash involved a car and a van at around 6pm. The man and woman in the car suffered injuries and were taken by ambulance to Kerry General Hospital. The woman’s injuries […]

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Night At The Dogs To Help Buy Hospital Equipment

Night At The Dogs To Help Buy Hospital Equipment

June 26, 2015 at 10:40 am Comments are Disabled

THE ‘Friends Of Kerry General Hospital’ are preparing to host their annual fundraising night to help procure specialised equipment for use in the hospital. The Benefit Night will be held on Friday, July 3 at the Tralee Greyhound Stadium, with 10 high class races on the cards for spectators, the first race starting at 7.55pm. […]

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At the launch of the Spa/Fenit Hospice Committee Midsummer Art Exhibition in aid of the Palliative Care Unit in Kerry General Hospital were, from left: Sally Ryle, Jane Hilliard, Maureen O'Mahony, John Hurley, Mairead Moriarty, Margaret O'Shea, Nuala Finnagan, Noreen O'Leary and Mary McSwiney. Photo by Gavin O'Connor.

Afternoon Of Art In Aid Of Kerry Hospice At The Oyster Tavern

June 17, 2015 at 10:18 am Comments are Disabled

THE SPA/FENIT branch of the Kerry Hospice are joining forces with local artists to raise funds for the Palliative Care Unit in Kerry General Hospital. ‘A Midsummer Art Exhibition’ will take place in the Oyster Tavern, this Sunday, between 3pm and 8pm. Highly acclaimed artist, John Hurley, has kindly donated […]

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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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Six KGH Patients Have X-Rays And Scans Reviewed After Review of Locums’ Work

Six KGH Patients Have X-Rays And Scans Reviewed After Review of Locums’ Work

April 30, 2015 at 12:15 pm Comments are Disabled

KERRY General Hospital (KGH) is one of seven hospitals to have x-rays and scans reviewed, after errors found in the work of three temporary radiologists that were employed by the Health Service Executive (HSE), according to a report in The Irish Times today. Six patients were recalled at the hospital after a […]

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Number Of Patients Waiting On Trolleys In KGH In March Up Two-Thirds On 2014 Figure

Number Of Patients Waiting On Trolleys In KGH In March Up Two-Thirds On 2014 Figure

April 23, 2015 at 4:12 pm Comments are Disabled

THERE was an almost two-thirds increase in the number of patients waiting on trolleys in Kerry General Hospital in March compared to the same month in 2014, according to an analysis compiled by the Irish Nurses and Midwives Organisation (INMO). There were 126 patients waiting on trolleys in KGH last month, […]

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Two Children In Hospital After Rally Crash In Tralee

Two Children In Hospital After Rally Crash In Tralee

April 19, 2015 at 6:04 pm Comments are Disabled

  A GIRL of seven had to be airlifted to Cork University Hospital and a two-year-old boy has been brought to Kerry General hospital after being involved in a crash during the Circuit of Kerry earlier today. It is understood that the children were spectators watching the Circuit of Kerry Rally […]

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Bowel Cancer Information Event At Fels Point Hotel Next Week

Bowel Cancer Information Event At Fels Point Hotel Next Week

April 13, 2015 at 11:45 am Comments are Disabled

KERRY General Hospital will hold a Bowel Cancer Information Event for the general public  on Monday, April 20 as  part of Bowel Cancer Awareness Month. Did you know that bowel cancer is the second most commonly diagnosed cancer in both men and women in Ireland? Most people do not realise just […]

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Kerry General Hospital Has One Of The Lowest Death Rates For Heart Attacks

Kerry General Hospital Has One Of The Lowest Death Rates For Heart Attacks

March 6, 2015 at 10:58 am Comments are Disabled

NEW figures recently released for the first time in an official healthcare report reveal that Kerry General Hospital (KGH) has one of the lowest death rates in the country for heart attacks. However the hospital doesn’t fare as well when it comes to stroke due to clot. The figures show that KGH […]

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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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At the cheque handover from money raised by the Mercy Mounthawk, Students v Teachers, Mark Maloney,Giles Appleby 
Back Megan Kennedy, Gavin Kennedy,Keith O'Flaherty,Ted Moynihan,Kerry Hospice,Olivia Dineen (teacher), Michael Daly,Mary Ann Sullivan, Donagh O'Brien

Mounthawk Teachers v Students Match Raises Money For Palliative Care Unit

January 21, 2015 at 11:20 am Comments are Disabled

  THERE was a chance for students of Mercy Mounthawk to get a bit of revenge back on teachers for all that homework, when they held an indoor soccer match in aid of the Palliative Care Unit in Kerry General Hospital last week. The students and staff raised €200 for the charity […]

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HSE Says Emergency Department At KGH Is ‘Extremely Busy’ This Week

HSE Says Emergency Department At KGH Is ‘Extremely Busy’ This Week

November 28, 2014 at 12:39 pm Comments are Disabled

THERE were six people waiting on trolleys at Kerry General Hospital on Friday, down from 17 the previous day and from 11 on Wednesday. The figures come as the HSE issued a statement yesterday about the pressure the emergency department has been under this week. “The Emergency Department at Kerry […]

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At the launch of 'Kerry Stars Lovely Legs Competition' in aid of the Palative Care Unit in Tralee General Hospital were, from left: Denis Moran, Andrea O'Donoghue, Eoin Liston, Riona Kennedy and Ger Power. Photo by Gavin O'Connor.

Miriam To Wax Lyrical With GAA Legends At Charity Night

September 18, 2014 at 10:30 am Comments are Disabled

FIVE Kerry legends of the past and present are set to have their legs waxed all in aid of the Kerry Hospice Palliative Care unit in Kerry General Hospital. The event called ‘Kerry Stars Lovely Legs Competition’ will take place on September 27, at Fels Point Hotel and kicks off at 8pm. […]

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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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