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Over 300% Increase In Delayed Discharges At UHK In Two Years

Over 300% Increase In Delayed Discharges At UHK In Two Years

November 14, 2019 at 6:06 pm Comments are Disabled

FIANNA Fáil TD for Kerry John Brassil is warning of bed shortages and serious overcrowding at University Hospital Kerry this winter unless urgent steps are taken to tackle delayed discharges. New figures released to Deputy Brassil reveal that so far this year 3,887 bed days have been lost at the […]

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€10,000 Prize Fund For Kerry Artists To Create Artwork For Hospital Mortuary

€10,000 Prize Fund For Kerry Artists To Create Artwork For Hospital Mortuary

November 13, 2019 at 11:16 am Comments are Disabled

A €10,000 prize fund is being made available to artists in Kerry who create original artwork for the mortuary in University Hospital Kerry. UHK, in conjunction with the Irish Hospice Foundation (IHF) as part of its Design & Dignity Programme (in partnership with the HSE), are offering the prize fund and are […]

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Another Record Broken For Trolley Figures At UHK

Another Record Broken For Trolley Figures At UHK

October 31, 2019 at 10:45 am Comments are Disabled

IT was the worst October since records began for numbers of patients waiting on trolleys at University Hospital Kerry according to new figures released by the Irish Nurses and Midwives Organisation. Nationally, it was also the worst October and the second worst month ever for overcrowding with not enough beds for […]

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Visitor Restrictions In Place After Outbreak Of Vomiting Bug At UHK

Visitor Restrictions In Place After Outbreak Of Vomiting Bug At UHK

October 29, 2019 at 1:17 pm Comments are Disabled

STRICT visitor restrictions have been introduced with immediate effect at University Hospital Kerry due to an outbreak of 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 with […]

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New Cardiologist Starts At University Hospital Kerry

New Cardiologist Starts At University Hospital Kerry

October 8, 2019 at 9:58 am Comments are Disabled

A NEW Consultant Cardiologist began working at University Hospital Kerry this week. Dr Grace O’Carroll took up the position on Monday, October 7. Deputy John Brassil welcomed the news, saying he received an update from Ferghal Grimes, UHK General Manager as a reply to a parliamentary question submitted seeking clarification […]

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September Another Record-Breaking Month For Patients On Trolleys At UHK

September Another Record-Breaking Month For Patients On Trolleys At UHK

October 1, 2019 at 10:49 am Comments are Disabled

THE latest figures from the Irish Nurses and Midwives Organisation show that 10,641 patients went without a bed in Irish hospitals in September, the worst month of 2019 so far, according to the INMO. The figures also show that September 2019 is the worst September for overcrowding on record. This […]

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UHK Experiencing Overcrowding In Emergency Department

UHK Experiencing Overcrowding In Emergency Department

September 27, 2019 at 9:16 am Comments are Disabled

UNIVERSITY Hospital Kerry management has asked the public not to attend the Emergency Department unless it’s a genuine emergency, due to significant overcrowding this morning. They say the ED is currently very busy, with increased patient attendances with a variety of complex needs. Management says it wants to keep ED […]

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Local Implementation Team at UHK :   From L to R standing Fearghal Grimes General Manager, Ms Eimear Conroy Orthopaedic Surgeon, Mr John Rice Orthopaedic Surgeon, Mareeda de Róiste Business Lead, Kerry Mc Auliffe Director of Nursing, Ann Mc Namara Clerical Officer, Tom Bannon Office of CIO

Seated L to R: Sinead Healy Orthopaedic CNS, Dr Niamh Feely clinical Director, Suzanne Rowley INOR Manager

Patients To Benefit At UHK With Irish National Orthopaedic Register

September 17, 2019 at 11:20 am Comments are Disabled

THE National Office of Clinical Audit (NOCA) has announced that University Hospital Kerry is the eighth hospital in Ireland to roll out the Irish National Orthopaedic Register (INOR). INOR is a national electronic register of patients receiving joint replacement surgery in Ireland. Elective orthopaedic hip and knee replacement records will […]

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Hundreds Of Elderly Patients Waited Over 24 Hours In UHK’s Emergency Dept In First Half Of 2019

Hundreds Of Elderly Patients Waited Over 24 Hours In UHK’s Emergency Dept In First Half Of 2019

August 7, 2019 at 2:35 pm Comments are Disabled

KERRY Sinn Féin TD Martin Ferris has said the health of older patients is being put at further risk as figures released by the HSE showed 385 Kerry patients had to wait over 24 hours for care in University Hospital Kerry’s Emergency Department in the first six months of the […]

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Brassil Calls For UHK Cardiologist Posts To Be Advertised Immediately

Brassil Calls For UHK Cardiologist Posts To Be Advertised Immediately

August 1, 2019 at 10:02 am Comments are Disabled

A FIANNA Fáil TD for Kerry has called for two approved posts at University Hospital Kerry to be advertised immediately. Deputy John Brassil has welcomed the news that the Consultant Appointment Advisory Committee has finally approved the two new consultant cardiologist posts at the hospital but said it was shameful that […]

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Another Record-Breaking Month For Patients On Trolleys At UHK

Another Record-Breaking Month For Patients On Trolleys At UHK

July 31, 2019 at 1:52 pm Comments are Disabled

JULY was another record-breaking month for numbers of patients waiting on trolleys at University Hospital Kerry, according to the monthly analysis by the INMO. There were 345 patients forced to wait without a bed this month in the hospital, up from the previous high of 289 last year, a 20% increase. Nationally […]

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

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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