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Daly Demands Answers On Elective Surgery Cancellations At UHK

Daly Demands Answers On Elective Surgery Cancellations At UHK

September 21, 2021 at 1:16 pm 0 comments

SINN Féin TD for Kerry, Pa Daly, is asking the South/South West Hospital Group why elective surgeries at University Hospital Kerry are not going ahead. While UHK management announced on Friday, September 9 that elective surgeries had been cancelled up to and including Monday September 12, Deputy Daly says it […]

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UHK Postpones Elective Surgeries Scheduled For Today And Friday

UHK Postpones Elective Surgeries Scheduled For Today And Friday

September 9, 2021 at 2:47 pm Comments are Disabled

MANAGEMENT at UHK have made a decision to postpone all elective surgery, with the exception of time critical cancer surgery, up until and including Friday, 10th September. This is due to the increased demands on the hospital, as the Emergency Department (ED) at University Hospital Kerry is exceptionally busy. They say […]

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26 Patients Waiting On Trolleys At Emergency Department In UHK Today

26 Patients Waiting On Trolleys At Emergency Department In UHK Today

September 8, 2021 at 10:54 am Comments are Disabled

THERE were 26 patients waiting on trolleys at the Emergency Department of University Hospital Kerry this morning. Nationwide there are 413 admitted patients waiting for beds this morning in the country’s hospitals, according to today’s Irish Nurses and Midwives Organisation Trolley Watch. This is the highest number of patients on […]

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Busiest August On Record For Number Of Patients Waiting On Trolleys At UHK

Busiest August On Record For Number Of Patients Waiting On Trolleys At UHK

August 31, 2021 at 1:47 pm Comments are Disabled

THE latest figures from the Irish Nurses and Midwives Organisation shows there were 327 patients waiting on trolleys at University Hospital Kerry. This is the biggest number since the INMO began recording the numbers back in 2006. In August 2020 there were 208 patients waiting on trolleys. The total trolley figures […]

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At the presentation of the cheque were members of the Listowel Youth group comprised members Conor Stack, David Canty, Ellen Godfrey, Fiona O'Connor, Hannah O'Connor, John Godfrey and Sophie Stack. Also involved were Youth Workers;  Emer O'Neill and Brian Godfrey and Parish Priest, Canon Declan O'Connor.Gemma Brosnan, EDRGN, Dr Ahmed Abdelaziz, Medical Reg and Joe Cahill

Thousands Raised For UHK Thanks To North Kerry Teenagers

July 31, 2021 at 11:42 am 2 comments

A GROUP of young people from Listowel made a presentation 0f €3,368 to University Hospital Kerry on Friday afternoon after walking from the north Kerry town to Tralee. The General Manager of UHK, Fearghal Grimes, along with both medical and nursing  representative front line workers, formally accepted a cheque from […]

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Almost €10m In Funding Announced For Kerry Healthcare Services

Almost €10m In Funding Announced For Kerry Healthcare Services

July 30, 2021 at 12:40 pm Comments are Disabled

ALMOST €10 million investment of capital funding to support Kerry Healthcare services has been announced by Minister for Health Stephen Donnelly this morning. In total €9,710,000  is being announced for Kerry Healthcare, including almost €5 million for significant refurbishment works for Listowel, Killarney and Cahersiveen Hospitals. University Hospital Kerry will receive […]

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From left; Courtney Griffin with health worker Deirdre Barry and Janna Foley with health worker Aisling Nicholson at Paradise Hair and Beauty on Monday. Photo by Dermot Crean

A Little Bit Of Paradise For UHK’s Emergency Department Staff

June 30, 2021 at 11:21 am 1 comment

A LOCAL hair and beauty salon held a special event to treat frontline workers at University Hospital Kerry on Monday. Paradise Hair and Beauty at Lower Rock Street opened its doors to treat the staff from the Emergency Department and they were fully booked for the day. “It’s a staff […]

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Kerry GAA Chairman Tim Murphy makes a presentation to UHK General Manager Fearghal Grimes, joined by UHK staff CNM2 admissions Karina Gilligan, Dr Yasir Ali Medical Registrar; Dr George Dargaville Medical Registrar; Anne O’ Shea S/N Cashel Ward and Dr Martin Boyd Consultant in Emergency Medicine. Photo by Dermot Crean

Kerry GAA Makes Presentation To UHK Frontline Staff

April 27, 2021 at 4:30 pm Comments are Disabled

REPRESENTATIVES of the teams of front line healthcare workers at University Hospital Kerry, were delighted today to accept a specially framed Kerry county jersey with message of ‘thanks’ from Kerry GAA In recognition of the tireless work by frontline staff, the presentation was made by Kerry County Board Chairperson Tim […]

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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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