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Upgrade To Cardiology Unit At University Hospital Kerry

Upgrade To Cardiology Unit At University Hospital Kerry

January 6, 2021 at 5:19 pm Comments are Disabled

THE Cardiology Unit at University Hospital Kerry has been upgraded and moved to an open plan location within the hospital. Fianna Fáil Cllr Mikey Sheehy has welcomed the upgrade, saying “it is a great positive at a time when our health service finds itself under so much pressure. The reconfiguration […]

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Children's Ward Nurse Manager Jackie McCull (right) with Kerry GAA players Colum Harty, Oisín Maunsell, Jordan Conway and David Moran who were delivering Ciarraí Óg boxes to the Children's Ward on Friday morning. Photo by Dermot Crean

Kerry GAA Players Deliver Ciarraí Óg Boxes To UHK Children’s Ward

December 18, 2020 at 1:22 pm Comments are Disabled

MEMBERS of Kerry GAA teams were on hand at University Hospital Kerry on Friday morning to deliver special presents to patients in the Children’s Ward. This year, Kerry GAA launched their Ciarraí Óg boxes which contain a host of goodies including a drinks bottle, pencil case, drawstring bag, letters from […]

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Deputy Pa Daly.

Nurses At UHK Are At ‘Breaking Point’ Says Deputy Daly

December 15, 2020 at 5:17 pm Comments are Disabled

SINN Féin TD for Kerry, Pa Daly has slammed the HSE over  nursing staff resources at University Hospital Kerry. Deputy Daly said he has been hearing from informed sources that many nurses on the front-line are “at breaking point”. “This week I am hearing that there are only four nurses […]

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Receiving the Kerry Gift Card at University Hospital Kerry this week were David Hobbert, Sean O'Dowd, Mairead Enright, Cora Walsh and Fearghal Grimes. Photo by Dermot Crean

UHK Sports And Social Club Supports Local Business By Purchasing Kerry Gift Cards

November 18, 2020 at 10:51 am Comments are Disabled

THE Sports and Social Club in University Hospital Kerry this week received a consignment of the Kerry Gift Card. Looking to throw their support behind Kerry businesses and to show their gratitude for the ongoing assistance from local businesses, the Club have purchased a batch of the new gift cards […]

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Pictured at University Hospital Kerry this week, l-r: Andrew Macilwraith (Chief Fire Officer), Tom Brosnan (Kerry Civil Defence), Sgt Tim O’Keeffe (An Garda Síochána), Charlie O’Sullivan (Director of Roads, Transportation and Marine, Kerry County Council), Fearghal Grimes (General Manager, University Hospital Kerry).

Kerry People Urged To Be ‘Winter Ready’ This Season

November 9, 2020 at 1:38 pm Comments are Disabled

STATUTORY and public bodies in Kerry are urging members of the public to be prepared for the winter months and to be ‘Winter Ready.’ The HSE, Kerry County Council and An Garda Síochána are encouraging households to make preparations for adverse weather, particularly during the current pandemic, and to ensure […]

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Deputy Pa Daly.

Deputy Daly Calls For Additional Staff For UHK Rheumatology Department

October 22, 2020 at 11:05 am Comments are Disabled

SINN Féin TD for Kerry, Pa Daly, has called for additional resources to be provided for UHK’s Rheumatology Department. Deputy Daly said he has written to Minister for Health Stephen Donnelly asking his support for additional resources in the department which he said is grossly under-staffed and resourced at the […]

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Healy Rae Wants Assurances On New Orthopaedic Facility For UHK

Healy Rae Wants Assurances On New Orthopaedic Facility For UHK

September 25, 2020 at 3:29 pm Comments are Disabled

DEPUTY Michael Healy Rae TD has called on the Minister for Health Stephen Donnelly to give University Hospital Kerry (UHK) the vote of confidence to proceed immediately with the planned construction of a new Orthopaedic Clean-air theatre. The Kerry deputy said he still has grave concerns over the commitment following […]

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Cycle To Thank Hospital Staff Raises Over €27,000

Cycle To Thank Hospital Staff Raises Over €27,000

September 21, 2020 at 12:28 pm Comments are Disabled

AN incredible €27,465 was raised from the enormous efforts of Denis Geaney and his ‘Team Geaney’  fundraising charity cycle of the Ring of Kerry in July. The cycle, in aid of the ICU Department of University Hospital Kerry, was inspired by well known Kerry man Gene Tangney, of the Black […]

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‘Colours Of Hope’ Exhibition To Help Improve Facilities At UHK

September 1, 2020 at 10:08 am Comments are Disabled

TO help raise the spirits of patients and staff, Tralee Art Group and University Hospital  Kerry have recently collaborated to bring about  an uplifting initiative to adorn the walls of UHK with bright, beautiful, colourfulart creations known as the ‘Colours of Hope Exhibition’. Tralee Art Group members and some friends of Tralee Art Group, have […]

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Tralee Art Group And UHK Combine For Uplifting Exhibition

Tralee Art Group And UHK Combine For Uplifting Exhibition

August 10, 2020 at 11:44 am Comments are Disabled

TO help lift the spirits of patients and staff, Tralee Art Group and University Hospital Kerry have come up with an uplifting initiative to adorn the walls of UHK with bright, beautiful, colourful creations. Tralee Art Group members and some friends of Tralee Art Group, have produced 70 seventy works […]

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TEAM GEANEY FOR  Gene… Cycle for University Hospital Kerry - ICU
Gene Tangney of the Black Valley, Killarney,  became the name in everyone’s hearts and minds during the  Covid-19 Lockdown in Ireland. Gene contracted the horrific coronavirus, resulting in medical professionals at University Hospital Kerry placing him in an induced coma and ventilator to assist in his breathing for 3 months. He remains in hospital today, and is making a slow but steady recovery. 
Fundraiser and cyclist Denis Geaney and his  ‘Team Geaney’ crew are planning to Cycle the Ring of Kerry on Saturday 25 th July 2020, to raise funds for University Hospital Kerry (UHK) ICU department. In line with HSE guidelines recommendations, it will only be members of  Team Geaney’s  crew that  will cycle on the day. They are encouraging people to donate to the Go Fund Me Page. 
To donate please use GoFundMe https://gf.me/u/ygcrtc , from left, Eileen O’Leary, Mike Doherty,  Denis Geaney, Siobhan Tangney, Batt O’Sullivan, Derry Healy, Mike Brosnan. Photo: Valerie O’Sullivan /NO REPRO FEE

‘Team Geaney’ To Cycle Ring Of Kerry For ICU Department At UHK

July 14, 2020 at 10:35 am Comments are Disabled

A RING of Kerry cycle will take place later this month in aid of University Hospital Kerry (UHK) ICU department to thank them for taking care of a well-known Kerry man who was seriously ill with COVID-19. Gene Tangney of the Black Valley, contracted coronavirus, resulting in medical professionals at […]

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Jerry Lynch of the Lynch family presents a cheque for €1,800 to General Manager of UHK Fearghal Grimes accepting on behalf of frontline staff at the hospital. Photo by Dermot Crean

Lynch Family Presents UHK Staff With €1,800 After Fundraiser

July 10, 2020 at 3:30 pm Comments are Disabled

A WELL-KNOWN musical family from Tralee made a presentation to University Hospital Kerry staff this morning. The Lynch family, who have many members involved with Tralee Musical Society, decided to record their own version of ‘We Are The World’ and set up a gofundme page with all money raised going […]

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256 Patients Awaiting Orthopaedic Outpatient Appointments At UHK

256 Patients Awaiting Orthopaedic Outpatient Appointments At UHK

July 8, 2020 at 6:32 pm Comments are Disabled

THERE are 256 patients awaiting Orthopaedic Outpatient Appointments in University Hospital Kerry with 111 of them over 66 years of age, with some of those waiting up to a year already for an operation. The most recent figures were released to Deputy Michael Healy Rae by the Department of Health […]

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Council Acknowledges Hard Work Of Frontline Workers During Crisis

June 30, 2020 at 1:24 pm Comments are Disabled

KERRY County Council has this week acknowledged the commitment, dedication and hard work of frontline workers in Kerry during the coronavirus emergency. On Monday, the outgoing Cathaoirleach, Cllr Niall Kelleher, presented a ‘Cathaoirleach’s Acknowledgement’ to the management of University Hospital Kerry, representing health service personnel across the county, and to […]

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WATCH: Ardfert Tractor Run Raises Thousands Of Euro

WATCH: Ardfert Tractor Run Raises Thousands Of Euro

June 16, 2020 at 10:48 am Comments are Disabled

THE Sports and Social Club at University Hospital Kerry has thanked the organisers of a fundraising tractor run which has raised €5,000 for the frontline workers. They thanked the organising committee of the Tractor Run — Brendan Griffin, Justin Horgan, Eamonn Curby, John McElligott, Mossie J Harmon, Jeremiah Clifford and […]

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Daly Asks For Update On Radiology Staff Situation At UHK

Daly Asks For Update On Radiology Staff Situation At UHK

June 10, 2020 at 12:08 pm Comments are Disabled

KERRY Sinn Féin TD, Pa Daly, has expressed his disappointment at reports that two radiology staff are leaving or have already left University Hospital Kerry (UHK) and is looking for confirmation of this from the hospital. Deputy Daly claims there once were five staff in the department and now only […]

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Hospital Management Appeals To Public To Follow Public Health Guidelines This Weekend

Hospital Management Appeals To Public To Follow Public Health Guidelines This Weekend

May 29, 2020 at 12:12 pm 1 comment

MANAGEMENT at South / South West Hospital Group, which includes University Hospital Kerry, are appealing to members of the public to continue to follow the Government’s Covid-19 guidelines relating to social distancing and hand hygiene, to ensure that they do not contribute to the spread of the coronavirus. The S/SWHG […]

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WATCH: UHK Frontline Staff’s Video Message To People Of Kerry

WATCH: UHK Frontline Staff’s Video Message To People Of Kerry

April 20, 2020 at 12:02 pm Comments are Disabled

MEMBERS of frontline staff and management in University Hospital Kerry have today released a video message that thanks the people of Kerry for their continued support during the Covid-19 pandemic. The video, which is available to view on the hospital’s social media, was recorded on the front lawns of UHK […]

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Just One Patient Was Waiting On A Trolley In UHK In The Past Five Days

Just One Patient Was Waiting On A Trolley In UHK In The Past Five Days

April 3, 2020 at 11:04 am Comments are Disabled

THERE was just one patient waiting on a trolley in the Emergency Department of University Hospital Kerry in the past five days. According to data from the Irish Nurses and Midwives Organisation, the patient was waiting on the trolley on Tuesday. Since Monday, just 41 patients were waiting on trolleys […]

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Public And Private Hospitals In South/South West Announce Collaboration

Public And Private Hospitals In South/South West Announce Collaboration

March 31, 2020 at 4:11 pm Comments are Disabled

THE South/South West Hospital Group (S/SWHG), which includes UHK, has announced that the following private hospitals: Bon Secours Cork, Bon Secours Kerry, Mater Private Hospital Cork and UPMC  Whitfield Waterford will be working with the South/South West Hospital Group in their efforts to combat the COVID-19 virus. Following an agreement reached […]

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Local Schools Donate Protective Goggles To University Hospital Kerry Staff

Local Schools Donate Protective Goggles To University Hospital Kerry Staff

March 31, 2020 at 10:32 am Comments are Disabled

GOGGLES from local secondary schools were recently gathered and donated to University Hospital Kerry. Presentation Tralee, CBS The Green, Mercy Mounthawk and  Coláiste Gleann Lí donated over 300 goggles as PPE equipment for the frontline staff. All at the schools wished the staff well and thanked them for the amazing […]

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Seven Patients Waiting On Trolleys At UHK Emergency Department

Seven Patients Waiting On Trolleys At UHK Emergency Department

March 18, 2020 at 10:57 am Comments are Disabled

THERE are seven patients waiting on trolleys at the Emergency Department of University Hospital Kerry today, which accounts for nearly half of the total for the entire country. Nationwide, there are just 16 admitted patients waiting for beds this morning in hospitals all over the country, according to today’s INMO […]

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UHK Has Nine Patients Waiting On Trolleys Today

UHK Has Nine Patients Waiting On Trolleys Today

March 13, 2020 at 11:40 am Comments are Disabled

THERE are nine patients waiting on trolleys at the Emergency Department of University Hospital Kerry this morning and while that number is relatively low, it’s the highest of any hospital in the country today. Numbers have been relatively low at UHK all week with seven waiting yesterday, three on Wednesday, […]

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UHK Cancels All Non-Time Critical Elective Surgeries From Tuesday

UHK Cancels All Non-Time Critical Elective Surgeries From Tuesday

March 9, 2020 at 4:43 pm Comments are Disabled

FOLLOWING a meeting this morning of the UHK COVID-19 committee at University Hospital Kerry, the hospital has decided to cancel all non- time critical elective surgery from tomorrow (Tuesday). The hospital says this measure is necessary in the interests of patient safety and has been taken in the context of […]

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Strict Visitor Restrictions Introduced At UHK Due To Infection Control Concerns

Strict Visitor Restrictions Introduced At UHK Due To Infection Control Concerns

March 6, 2020 at 6:45 pm Comments are Disabled

STRICT visitor restrictions have been introduced with immediate effect at University Hospital Kerry and seven other hospitals in the South/ South West Hospital Group, due to Infection Control concerns. The hospitals where these restrictions have been implemented are University Hospital Kerry; Cork University Hospital; Cork University Maternity Hospital; University Hospital Waterford; South Infirmary Victoria […]

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Strict Visitor Restrictions At UHK Due To Vomiting Bug

Strict Visitor Restrictions At UHK Due To Vomiting Bug

March 3, 2020 at 10:50 am Comments are Disabled

STRICT visitor restrictions have been introduced with immediate effect at University Hospital Kerry due to several patients with suspected norovirus – commonly known as the vomiting bug. This is in the interest of patient care and in order to curb the spread of the vomiting bug within the Hospital. Anyone […]

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32 Patients Waiting On Trolleys At UHK On Wednesday

32 Patients Waiting On Trolleys At UHK On Wednesday

February 26, 2020 at 12:19 pm Comments are Disabled

THERE are 32 patients waiting on trolleys in the Emergency Department of University Hospital Kerry today according to figures from the Irish Nurses and Midwives Organisation (INMO). The hospital’s ED is experiencing a very busy week so far, with 28 patients waiting on trolleys on Tuesday and 23 on Monday. Every […]

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Mary Donovan (centre) with fellow nurses Grainne Coffey and Margaret Crowley, at her going away party on Friday night at Chez Christophe Restaurant. Photo by Dermot Crean

Mary Enjoys Farewell Dinner With CCU/Skellig Ward Colleagues

February 22, 2020 at 11:25 am Comments are Disabled

AN Ardfert woman enjoyed a night out with her colleagues from University Hospital Kerry on Friday night to mark her leaving for another department in the hospital. Mary Donovan was a staff nurse in the Coronary Care Unit and Skellig Ward for the past 15 years, but she is now […]

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36 Patients Waiting On Trolleys In UHK’s Emergency Department

36 Patients Waiting On Trolleys In UHK’s Emergency Department

February 7, 2020 at 11:02 am Comments are Disabled

THERE are 36 patients waiting on trolleys in the Emergency Department of University Hospital Kerry today according to figures from the Irish Nurses and Midwives Organisation (INMO). The hospital’s ED is experiencing a very busy week so far, with 27 patients waiting on trolleys on Thursday, 26 on Wednesday, 24 on […]

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Media Reports Woman Is In UHK With Symptoms Similar To Coronavirus

Media Reports Woman Is In UHK With Symptoms Similar To Coronavirus

February 5, 2020 at 5:46 pm Comments are Disabled

MEDIA outlets are reporting that a woman is being treated for respiratory issues and is believed to be receiving anti-viral medication in University Hospital Kerry for symptoms similar to the Coronavirus. Reports say the woman is in isolation as a precaution and may have been in contact with people who […]

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