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New Charity Launches Campaign For ‘Cancer Centre Of Excellence’ At UHK

New Charity Launches Campaign For ‘Cancer Centre Of Excellence’ At UHK

July 11, 2019 at 10:36 am Comments are Disabled

A KERRY-BASED cancer charity is launching a major campaign to develop a ‘Cancer Centre of Excellence’ at University Hospital Kerry. ‘Comfort for Chemo Kerry’ is planning a gala launch in September. Councillor Mikey Sheehy, a member of the ‘Comfort for Chemo Kerry’ charity committee, said; “After initial discussions with UHK management, […]

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At the presentation of the cheque at the Chemotherapy Unit on Friday were, in front, General Manager of the UHK Fearghal Grimes with Mary Fitzgerald and Chemotherapy Day Unit staff with members of the UHK Sports and Social Club.

‘UHK’s Got Talent’ Raises €24,000 For Chemotherapy Unit

July 10, 2019 at 5:03 pm Comments are Disabled

THE proceeds from a major event in the Brandon Hotel back in March were handed over at University Hospital Kerry (UHK) on Wednesday afternoon. After last year’s ‘Sickly Come Dancing’, the UHK Sports and Social Club organised another show-stopping event in aid of Chemotherapy  Day Unit, ‘UHK’s Got Talent’ and […]

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Aileen Mahony, Therese Carroll, Mairead Enright, Catherine Leen and Lisa McCarthy at the University Hospital Kerry Sports and Social Club barbecue in Benner's Hotel on Friday night. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Staff From University Hospital Kerry Enjoy Barbecue At Benners

June 8, 2019 at 1:19 pm Comments are Disabled

THE stylish surroundings of The Courtyard in Benner’s was the venue once again for a fun night out for staff of University Hospital Kerry last night. The hospital’s Sports and Social Club organised the event at the hotel for the second year in a row and around 12o people enjoyed […]

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Ferris To Raise Waiting Times Issue With UHK Management This Morning

Ferris To Raise Waiting Times Issue With UHK Management This Morning

June 7, 2019 at 9:58 am 1 comment

KERRY Sinn Féin TD Martin Ferris will raise the issue of waiting times at A&E at University Hospital Kerry in a scheduled meeting with HSE management at the hospital this morning. Speaking on Thursday, Deputy Ferris stated: “Today and yesterday I have been contacted by staff and patients of A&E who […]

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Candidate Calls For Recruitment Of Consultant Cardiologist At UHK

Candidate Calls For Recruitment Of Consultant Cardiologist At UHK

May 20, 2019 at 3:40 pm Comments are Disabled

A LABOUR candidate in the Tralee Electoral Area has called for the immediate advertising of the vacant consultant cardiologist role at University Hospital Kerry. Ben Slimm, a Tralee local election candidate has called for a recruitment process to fill the role at UHK, which has been vacant for over a […]

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Worst April On Record For Patients Waiting On Trolleys At UHK

Worst April On Record For Patients Waiting On Trolleys At UHK

May 1, 2019 at 9:41 am Comments are Disabled

IT was the worst April on record for patients waiting on trolleys at University Hospital Kerry according to a new monthly analysis by the INMO. There were 238 patients on trolleys during the month, up from 174 (+38%) last year which was the previous highest April figure at the hospital. […]

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Carmel Finnegan.

Call For Life-Saving Treatment For Babies To Be Introduced At University Hospital Kerry

April 10, 2019 at 9:41 am Comments are Disabled

A LIMERICK mother-of-two is on a mission to introduce a potentially life-saving treatment into University Hospital Kerry and all of Ireland’s 19 maternity hospitals. Carmel Finnegan first became aware of the term ‘brain cooling’ during her work as a solicitor with Dennison Solicitors in Abbeyfeale. Brain cooling –  medical term […]

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Highest Ever Number Of Patients On Trolleys In UHK For March

Highest Ever Number Of Patients On Trolleys In UHK For March

April 1, 2019 at 11:09 am Comments are Disabled

THE number of patients waiting on trolleys in the Emergency Department and wards in University Hospital Kerry in March was the highest ever for that month, according to the latest figures from the Irish Nurses and Midwives Organisation. There were 360 patients on trolleys compared to the previous high of […]

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University Hospital Kerry Asks Public To Take Part In Online Survey

University Hospital Kerry Asks Public To Take Part In Online Survey

February 6, 2019 at 12:46 pm Comments are Disabled

UNIVERSITY Hospital Kerry is conducting a survey to find out about public opinion on the hospital and its services from the people of Kerry. The survey is part of an overall process to develop and promote communications with patients, relatives, general public, GPs, healthcare professionals, other institutions and prospective healthcare professional […]

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Worst Year Since Records Began For Patients Waiting On Trolleys At UHK

Worst Year Since Records Began For Patients Waiting On Trolleys At UHK

January 2, 2019 at 11:02 am Comments are Disabled

LAST year saw the highest number of patients waiting on trolleys at University Hospital Kerry since the Irish Nurses and Midwives Organisation began recording the data in 2006. There were 3,396 patients waiting on trolleys in UHK in 2018, an increase of over 50% on the previous high in 2017 […]

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Repro Free: Monday 17th December 2018.

University Hospital Kerry’s Children’s Ward To Receive Toys From Sisk

December 19, 2018 at 9:16 am Comments are Disabled

CONSTRUCTION company Sisk & Son is delivering some 500 handcrafted wooden toys to children’s hospitals and charities in Ireland and across the United Kingdom in the lead up to Christmas and University Hospital Kerry is one of those to receive the toys. The beautiful wooden toys were handmade over the […]

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Nurses Vote For National 24 Hour Strike Action In The New Year

December 18, 2018 at 12:12 pm 1 comment

95% of INMO nurses and midwives have voted to go on strike in a dispute over staff shortages and pay. The INMO’s Executive Council, made up of elected nurses and midwives from across Ireland, will meet on January 7th and 8th to discuss the result and decide the next steps. […]

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Tracy Hurley, Mairead O'Sullivan and Sandra MacMillan at the University Hospital Kerry Christmas Party Night at Ballyroe Heights Hotel on Friday night. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: University Hospital Kerry Staff Enjoy Christmas Party Night

December 15, 2018 at 10:04 am Comments are Disabled

THERE were no scrubs or white coats in sight on Friday night in the Ballyroe Heights Hotel as staff from University Hospital Kerry enjoyed their Christmas party. There were around 330 people from many departments attending where they enjoyed a mulled wine reception before a delicious four course meal and […]

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Four Patients Have Died Since Delayed Cancer Diagnoses At UHK

Four Patients Have Died Since Delayed Cancer Diagnoses At UHK

December 5, 2018 at 2:10 pm Comments are Disabled

RTE News is reporting that 11 patients had their cancer diagnoses delayed at University Hospital Kerry and four of those patients have since. The news comes as a result of the review of the 46,000 radiology scans at University Hospital Kerry concerning the work of a locum consultant who no longer […]

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Worst October Ever For Patients Waiting On Trolleys At UHK

Worst October Ever For Patients Waiting On Trolleys At UHK

November 1, 2018 at 11:19 am Comments are Disabled

THE number of patients waiting on trolleys at University Hospital Kerry in October was the highest ever for the month, according to the latest figures from the Irish Nurses and Midwives Organisations (INMO). There were 287 patients on trolleys last month, up from 240 in 2017 which was the previous record. […]

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Ferris Seeks Clarity On Hip And Knee Surgeries At UHK

Ferris Seeks Clarity On Hip And Knee Surgeries At UHK

October 23, 2018 at 10:02 am Comments are Disabled

KERRY Sinn Féin councillor Toireasa Ferris has called for answers on the status of hip and knee replacement procedures at University Hospital Kerry. Speaking yesterday, Cllr Ferris stated: “Despite reassurances from management that hip and knee replacements would recommend the week beginning the 15th October, we have been informed this has […]

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Knee And Hip Surgeries To Resume At University Hospital Kerry

Knee And Hip Surgeries To Resume At University Hospital Kerry

October 10, 2018 at 10:51 am Comments are Disabled

KERRY Sinn Féin TD Martin Ferris has welcomed the announcement that hip and knee (arthoplasty) surgical procedures are to resume at University Hospital Kerry. General manager at UHK, Fearghal Grimes, apologised to patients who had been waiting a long time for procedures and they would soon be contacted by the […]

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Cora Walsh, Therese Carroll, Lisa McCarthy and Aileen Mahony at the University Hospital Kerry Sports and Social Club's annual barbecue at Benner's Hotel on Friday night. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Hospital’s Sports And Social Club Enjoys Barbecue At Benner’s

July 28, 2018 at 12:55 pm Comments are Disabled

WHILE the scorching summer weather has passed, that’s no excuse for not having a barbecue! The University Hospital Kerry Sports and Social Club gathered at Benners Hotel on Friday night and had a great time with fantastic food and great fun. The Sports and Social Club are very active and […]

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Brassil Says Staffing Issues Leave UHK At ‘Crisis Point’

Brassil Says Staffing Issues Leave UHK At ‘Crisis Point’

July 25, 2018 at 1:16 pm Comments are Disabled

KERRY’S Fianna Fáil TD has written to the Chief Operations Officer (COO) of the Cork-Kerry Hospital Group to outline his very serious concerns about the ability of University Hospital Kerry to carry out its functions. Deputy John Brassil wrote the letter in the context of the lack of key personnel […]

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Janet Boyle, Robert McGovern, Rebecca McGovern, Sheridan McGovern, Oliver McGovern, Sharon Healy and Sean McGovern at the Alan McGovern Memorial UHK Soccer Tournament at Tralee Dynamos pitch on Saturday. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Alan Remembered By UHK Staff With Memorial Soccer Tournament

July 17, 2018 at 10:57 am Comments are Disabled

STAFF from University Hospital Kerry gathered at Tralee Dynamos pitch on Saturday for a day to remember a much-loved colleague. Alan McGovern was just 52 when he passed away in July 2017 and it was decided to hold a soccer tournament and family fun day in his memory. Eight men’s […]

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UHK Spent Over €6m On Agency And Locum Staff Last Year

UHK Spent Over €6m On Agency And Locum Staff Last Year

June 26, 2018 at 1:47 pm Comments are Disabled

KERRY Sinn TD Martin Ferris, has said the government and the HSE are presiding over serious financial waste due to over €6 million being spent on agency staff at University Hospital Kerry last year. The figures were released after a question by Sinn Fein’s Louise O’Reilly asked how much has […]

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At the presentation of the cheque at the Chemotherapy Unit on Friday were, in front, General Manager of the UHK Fearghal Grimes, Mary Fitzgerald, Cora Walsh and Teresa Walsh. At back; Margaret Jones, Joseph Diggins, Therese Carroll, Paul McCarthy and Sean O'Dowd. Missing from photo is Mairead Enright. Photo by Dermot Crean

Hospital’s ‘Sickly Come Dancing’ Raised Incredible Amount For Chemotherapy Unit

June 3, 2018 at 8:59 am Comments are Disabled

THE fruits of the hard work of the Committee of the University Hospital Kerry and Social Club were presented to the Chemotherapy Day Unit on Friday afternoon. Their ‘Sickly Come Dancing’ event held back in February when 12 couples took to the floor of the Ballygarry House Hotel to raise funds […]

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At the presentation of a cheque from the Bon Secours to the UHK Chemotherapy Unit fund were, from left; Hospital Mission Leader at Bon Secours Owen McCarthy; Lana Raftery, Jack Diggins, Joseph Diggins, Mary Fitzgerald UHK, Teresa Walsh UHK, Elsa Cenaj and Manager of Bon Secours Tralee, TJ O'Connor. Photo by Dermot Crean

Bon Secours Presents Cheque To University Hospital Kerry Unit Fund

March 29, 2018 at 10:03 am Comments are Disabled

IT’S been over a month since the 12 couples took to the dance floor at Ballygarry House Hotel for ‘Sickly Come Dancing’ and the money is still coming in. On Wednesday, the Bon Secours handed over a cheque for €1,500 to go towards the fund to extend the Chemotherapy unit […]

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Martin Ferris.

Ferris Concern At 400 Patients Over 75 Waiting On Trolleys At UHK In 2017

March 5, 2018 at 1:53 pm Comments are Disabled

KERRY Sinn Féin TD Martin Ferris has voiced his concern that 400 patients over the age of 75 were left waiting over 24 hours to be seen in University Hospital Kerry Emergency Department in 2017. The figures were supplied by the HSE after a request from Sinn Féin Health Spokesperson Deputy […]

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Friends of UHK Official Opening of Cardiac Echo Scanner - Machine

€70,000 Raised To Buy Cardiac Echo Scanner For UHK

March 3, 2018 at 11:22 am Comments are Disabled

WEDNESDAY saw the official handing over of the Cardiac Echo Scanner from Friends of University Hospital Kerry to the Cardiac Unit of the hospital. Over €70,000 was raised at the Annual Greyhound Meeting at the Kingdom Greyhound Stadium in 2017. The scanner was bought and has been working since the […]

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Maryanne McCarthy, Carmel Patton, Anne McGillycuddy, Emma Galvin, Maura Mason and Annemarie O'Flaherty at the University Hospital Kerry 'Sickly Come Dancing' night in Ballygarry House Hotel on Friday. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: All The Style From The ‘Sickly Come Dancing’ Event (Part 2)

February 25, 2018 at 12:33 pm Comments are Disabled

OVER 700 people had a great time at the University Hospital Kerry ‘Sickly Come Dancing’ event in Ballygarry House last night. As we told you yesterday (click here for previous coverage)  Allan Morales and Hazel Reid were the judges winners and the public and audience winners were Chris Carmody/Joe Diggins […]

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The opening dance at the University Hospital Kerry 'Sickly Come Dancing' night in Ballygarry House Hotel on Friday. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS/VIDEO: Fantastic Fun At UHK’s ‘Sickly Come Dancing’ (Part 1)

February 24, 2018 at 10:40 am 1 comment

YOU wouldn’t want to get sick last night, because it seemed like the entire medical community from University Hospital Kerry was in Ballygarry House Hotel! The occasion was the ‘Sickly Come Dancing’ Contest, organised by the hospital’s social club, where 12 couples took to the floor to raise funds for the […]

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Record Number Of Patients On Trolleys At UHK Today

Record Number Of Patients On Trolleys At UHK Today

February 14, 2018 at 2:20 pm Comments are Disabled

THERE are 35 patients waiting on trolleys at University Hospital Kerry today according to figures from the Irish Nurses and Midwives Organisation. This is a record number at the hospital since the INMO started compiling  figures based on daily checks in emergency departments and wards across the country 12 years […]

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27 Patients Waiting On Trolleys Today At UHK

27 Patients Waiting On Trolleys Today At UHK

February 7, 2018 at 12:06 pm Comments are Disabled

THERE are 27 patients waiting on trolleys at University Hospital Kerry today according to figures from the Irish Nurses and Midwives Organisation. The INMO compiles figures based on daily checks in emergency departments and wards across the country. The figures are not disputed by the HSE. There were 22 patients […]

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Worst January On Record For Patients Waiting On Trolleys At UHK

Worst January On Record For Patients Waiting On Trolleys At UHK

February 2, 2018 at 10:57 am Comments are Disabled

IT was the worst January ever for patients waiting on trolleys at University Hospital Kerry. The Irish Nurses and Midwives Organisation (INMO) Trolley Watch Figures, for the month showed that there were 382 patients waiting on trolleys in the Emergency Department or elsewhere in the hospital. This is up from […]

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