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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 0 comments

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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The contestants in University Hospital Kerry's 'Sickly Come Dancing' with MC Tim Moynihan. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Meet The Couples In UHK’s ‘Sickly Come Dancing’ Contest

January 19, 2018 at 10:27 am Comments are Disabled

IT’S all systems go for a fundraiser where staff from University Hospital Kerry will dance the night away for a great cause. The Hospital Social Club has organised a ‘Sickly Come Dancing’ Contest where 12 fleet-footed couples will take to the floor in the Ballygarry House Hotel on Friday, February […]

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Nine Patients With Missed Or Delayed Diagnoses At UHK As Scan Review Continues

Nine Patients With Missed Or Delayed Diagnoses At UHK As Scan Review Continues

January 19, 2018 at 10:18 am Comments are Disabled

THE South / South West Hospital Group says there have been nine patients with a delayed or missed diagnoses due to the University Hospital Kerry scans issue. The review of scans is now three-quarters complete say the Group in their weekly update on the review, with the number of images reviewed […]

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Massive Increase In Patients Waiting On Trolleys At UHK Since Decade Began

Massive Increase In Patients Waiting On Trolleys At UHK Since Decade Began

January 2, 2018 at 12:54 pm Comments are Disabled

THE numbers of patients waiting on trolleys at University Hospital Kerry has risen from 623 in 2010 to 2,215  in 2017 according the the latest trolley watch figures. The figures from the Irish Nurses and Midwives Organisation (INMO) also show that there was an increase of one third on the […]

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Sisk Apprentices making Toys for Christmas.
Picture Colm Mahady / Fennells - Copyright© Fennell Photography 2017

Construction Company To Deliver Handmade Toys To Children’s Ward At UHK

December 18, 2017 at 11:35 am 1 comment

A CONSTRUCTION company is delivering toys to the children’s ward at University Hospital Kerry this week. John Sisk & Son, is delivering over 500 handcrafted wooden toys to schools, children’s hospitals and charities across Ireland and the United Kingdomin the run up to Christmas. The beautiful wooden toys, which were handmade […]

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Emergency Department At UHK Experiencing Overcrowding

Emergency Department At UHK Experiencing Overcrowding

November 27, 2017 at 1:46 pm Comments are Disabled

UNIVERSITY Hospital Kerry is asking patients to only attend their emergency department if it’s absolutely necessary, as it’s experiencing a high level of activity today. People are advised to contact their GP and explore all other options before attending the hospital. Management say every effort is being made to address the situation. There were […]

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Friends Of UHK Receives €500 After Ballymac’s Strictly Night

Friends Of UHK Receives €500 After Ballymac’s Strictly Night

June 2, 2017 at 12:45 pm Comments are Disabled

THE second Ballymac GAA Strictly Love Dancing event was a massive success back in February with over 600 people packing Ballygarry House Hotel. Of course, as well as raising thousands for the GAA club, there is a great charity aspect to the night and last night in Glenduff Manor, there […]

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Strict Visitor Restrictions Introduced At Hospital Due To Vomiting Bug

Strict Visitor Restrictions Introduced At Hospital Due To Vomiting Bug

April 4, 2017 at 12:52 pm Comments are Disabled

STRICT visitor restrictions have been introduced with immediate effect at University Hospital Kerry due to a number of 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. […]

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New System Sees Records Of Babies Born At UHK To Be Stored Digitally

New System Sees Records Of Babies Born At UHK To Be Stored Digitally

March 16, 2017 at 10:52 am Comments are Disabled

BABIES born at University Hospital Kerry will now have their records stored digitally rather than on paper after the Maternal and Newborn Clinical Management System (MN-CMS) went live in the hospital on Saturday. This ‘go live’ marks the introduction of an electronic health record (EHR) for all women and babies receiving maternity services in […]

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24 Patients On Trolleys At UHK On Wednesday

24 Patients On Trolleys At UHK On Wednesday

March 8, 2017 at 4:01 pm Comments are Disabled

THERE are 24 patients on trolleys at University Hospital Kerry today according to the Irish Nurses’ and Midwives’ Organisation (INMO) Trolley Watch figures. The HSE is advising non-urgent patients that they may experience significant delays there and says if people’s needs are not urgent, that they contact their GP first to explore other options, […]

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Worst Year Since Records Began For Numbers Of Patients Waiting On Trolleys In UHK

Worst Year Since Records Began For Numbers Of Patients Waiting On Trolleys In UHK

December 2, 2016 at 1:12 pm Comments are Disabled

THIS year has been the worst year for patients waiting on trolleys at University Hospital Kerry since the Irish Nurses and Midwives Organisation began keeping records back in 2006. And this November was also by far the worst on record with 208 patients waiting, compared to 92 in the same month last […]

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Oonagh O'Connor,  presented a cheque of €5,000 to Clinical Nurse Manager Theresa Walsh, at the Oncology Unit Kerry University Hospital, Tralee. Oonaghs' husband,  Muiris Walsh and 3 fellow South Kerry men, Dan O’Driscoll, Valentia Island, Tony McGillycuddy, Waterville and Paul Murphy, Portmagee, raised the money for the unit by rowing in a traditional 4 oar boat from Dingle to Valentia Island,  coxed safely through open Atlantic waters by Leo Houlihan, Valentia Island. Also included is Staff Nurse Oncology, Mairead O’Connor and Muiris Walsh, Cahirciveen.Photo:Valerie O’Sullivan**FREE PIC**

Charity Row Raises €5,000 For Oncology Unit At UHK

November 28, 2016 at 1:58 pm Comments are Disabled

A PRESENTATION of a €5,000 cheque was made to the Oncology Unit at University Hospital Kerry after a charity row from Dingle to Valentia earlier this year. Oonagh O’Connor,  presented a cheque for €5,000 to the Oncology Unit Kerry University Hospital, Tralee. Oonaghs’ husband,  Muiris Walsh and 3 fellow South Kerry men, Dan […]

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University Hospital Kerry To Share €10m UCC Investment With Two Other Hospitals

University Hospital Kerry To Share €10m UCC Investment With Two Other Hospitals

November 24, 2016 at 10:21 am Comments are Disabled

  UNIVERSITY Hospital Kerry will share a €10m investment with two other hospitals in Munster as part of University College Cork’s future plans. The news comes as UCC signs a €100 million EIB Loan announcing a total investment of €241 million to fund significant University developments. The European Investment Bank (EIB) will sign a €100 […]

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Non-Urgent Cases Facing Significant Delays At University Hospital Kerry

Non-Urgent Cases Facing Significant Delays At University Hospital Kerry

November 16, 2016 at 1:45 pm Comments are Disabled

UNIVERSITY Hospital Kerry is reporting an increased level of activity and the hospital is advising that non-urgent patients may now experience significant delays. In a statement issued this afternoon, hospital management are requesting that, where appropriate, the public contact their GP in the first instance and explore all other options available […]

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Fashion Store Hosts Event To Raise Funds For Chemotherapy Chairs At UHK

Fashion Store Hosts Event To Raise Funds For Chemotherapy Chairs At UHK

November 11, 2016 at 3:50 pm Comments are Disabled

THE Paco fashion store at the Mall was a hive of activity this morning for a charity event in aid of a great cause. There were fashion shows, scones, cakes, teas and coffee served to customers who gave generously throughout the morning and early afternoon. “We’re trying to raise €20,000 to buy 10 new chemotherapy chairs […]

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Numbers Waiting On Trolleys At University Hospital Kerry Reaches All-Time High

Numbers Waiting On Trolleys At University Hospital Kerry Reaches All-Time High

October 4, 2016 at 11:59 am Comments are Disabled

FIGURES from the Irish Nurses and Midwives Organisation today reveal there are 21 people waiting on trolleys at University Hospital Kerry today. These trolley watch numbers, which are not disputed by the HSE, are the highest ever recorded at UHK since the INMO started recording information ten years ago. Numbers had reached an all-time […]

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Hospital Asking Patients To Only Attend Emergency Department In Urgent Cases

Hospital Asking Patients To Only Attend Emergency Department In Urgent Cases

September 28, 2016 at 4:48 pm Comments are Disabled

UNIVERSITY Hospital Kerry is asking patients to only attend their emergency department if it’s urgent, as it’s experiencing a high level of activity and non-urgent patients will face significant delays. There were 12 people waiting on trolleys at the hospital today according to the Irish Nurses and Midwives Organisation figures, down from a […]

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Councillor Criticises UHK Policy After Man’s Disappearance

Councillor Criticises UHK Policy After Man’s Disappearance

September 22, 2016 at 3:51 pm Comments are Disabled

A KERRY county councillor claims that a missing Ballybunion man was turned away by University Hospital Kerry before he disappeared. Sinn Fein Councillor Robert Beasley is calling for an inquiry into University Hospital Kerry policy, after the disappearance of Willie Mulvihill at the end of August. “My main difficulty is in relation to […]

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Deirdre O'Connor, Deirdre O'Connor, Tania O'Sullivan and Mairead O'Mahony at the Tommy Naughton Memorial Soccer Match at Tralee Dynamos pitch in Cahermoneen on Friday night. Photo by Dermot  Crean

PHOTOS: Bons Takes Bragging Rights In Tommy Naughton Memorial Match

July 16, 2016 at 11:17 am 1 comment

WELL the Bon Secours finally broke the hoodoo last night when they beat UHK in the battle of the hospitals in Cahermoneen. The third Tommy Naughton Perpetual Cup game in aid of the Oncology Unit at University Hospital Kerry was held at Tralee Dynamos pitch and the men from the […]

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Alan, Tadhg Ava, Orla and Laura O'Regan, from Ballyheigue, at the Friends of University Hospital Kerry Gala Benefit night at Kingdom Greyhound Stadium on Friday night. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Great Night Of Fundraising For The Hospital At Greyhound Stadium

July 9, 2016 at 2:36 pm Comments are Disabled

THERE was the usual fantastic turnout last night at the dog track for a fundraiser which has done so much good over the last three decades. The Friends of University Hospital Kerry annual Gala Benefit Night was another success with hundreds lending their support to the cause. Sponsored by Kerry […]

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Friends Of University Hospital Kerry Look Forward To 26th Annual Night At The Dogs

Friends Of University Hospital Kerry Look Forward To 26th Annual Night At The Dogs

June 21, 2016 at 2:59 pm Comments are Disabled

IT’S always a major night of fun and entertainment as Friends of University Hospital Kerry  get set for their annual Gala Benefit Night next month. Sponsored by Kerry Group, the event will take place on Friday, July 8, at Kingdom Greyhound Stadium. This year marks the 26th anniversary of the fundraising programme, which has raised […]

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Children Not Allowed Visit Hospital In Efforts To Curb Measles Outbreak

Children Not Allowed Visit Hospital In Efforts To Curb Measles Outbreak

June 14, 2016 at 9:11 pm Comments are Disabled

FURTHER visitor restrictions have been placed on children visiting University Hospital Kerry due to the measles outbreak. Children are not allowed as visitors to University Hospital Kerry until further notice – apart from exceptional circumstances – as the HSE attempt to curb the spread of measles in the Kerry where there are now 15 […]

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HSE Responds To Hospital Renaming Ceremony Affecting Staff Access To Canteen

HSE Responds To Hospital Renaming Ceremony Affecting Staff Access To Canteen

February 19, 2016 at 8:43 pm 1 comment

  EARLIER we reported that some staff from University Hospital Kerry were unable to enter the canteen during their assigned lunch hour because the ceremony of renaming KGH ran over. TraleeToday.ie encountered a number of staff outside the canteen at 2.40pm waiting to enter with one of them asking what […]

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