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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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Two Confirmed Coronavirus Cases In University Hospital Kerry

Two Confirmed Coronavirus Cases In University Hospital Kerry

June 17, 2020 at 1:56 pm 1 comment

ACCORDING to the latest figures from the HSE, there are now two confirmed cases of COVID-19 in University Hospital Kerry. Yesterday, there were no confirmed cases reported in Kerry for the 28th day in a row, but the HSE’s COVID-19 Daily Operations Update shows that, as of 8pm on Tuesday night, […]

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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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There’s no bank holiday from Covid-19 - an inter-agency statement from an Garda Siochána, Kerry County Council and the HSE
 
THE bank holiday weekend isn’t a break from the hard work of dealing with Covid-19, front-line public sector workers in Kerry have warned.
 
Staff from the HSE, An Garda Siochana and Kerry County Council joined together this week for a  photo demonstrating that they’re standing together – but still apart – in the county’s battle to keep Covid-19 at bay.
 
Doctors, nurses, mental health services staff, Gardaí and staff from Kerry County Council came together with one main message – asking the people of Kerry to keep up their Trojan efforts.
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PRESS INFORMATION _ There’s no bank holiday from Covid-19 - an inter-agency statement from an Garda Siochána, Kerry County Council and the HSE
 
THE bank holiday weekend isn’t a break from the hard work of dealing with Covid-19, front-line public sector workers in Kerry have warned.
 
Staff from the HSE, An Garda Siochana and Kerry County Council joined together this week for a  photo demonstrating that they’re standing together – but still apart – in the county’s battle to keep Covid-19 at bay.
 
Doctors, nurses, mental health services staff, Gardaí and staff from Kerry County Council came together with one main message – asking the people of Kerry to keep up their Trojan efforts.
 
Mary O’Mahony, Areas Director of Nursing, Kerry Mental Health Services said:
“We’re working so hard to make sure that essential services keep running despite the impact of Covid-19. Today, we’re asking the people of Kerry to support our efforts by continuing to stay at home where possible, and following all other guidelines. Sadly, the more we move around, the more risk we create.”
 
Majella Daly, Primary Care Service Manager, Cork Kerry Community Health Care asked the people of Kerry to keep up the work which has been successful so far in flattening the curve:
“We know that at this stage it’s getting very hard to stay apart. With a bank holiday weekend coming up, it will be very tempting to think that it’s ok to ‘bend the rules’. Unfortunately, the risk of catching Covid-19 is still high and we still need everyone’s support. Everything you have done so far has made a huge difference – but it could all be undermined so quickly. Together, we have achieved so much. Now it’s up to each of us to keep that up that work.”
 
Dr. Herlo Coetzer, Emergency Department Consultant at University Hospital Kerry asked everyone to support frontline staff by staying at home:
“We have no option but to travel to work and to keep helping the people who need us. Please do everything you can to support us and stay at home. Right now, the official advice is still the same so please follow that advice and stay home unless there’s an essential reason to leave. More people seem to be outdoors and interacting with others. While this is completely understandable, it’s so important that we stick with this for a while longer.”
 
The frontline workers praised the people of Kerry for the way in which they have faced Covid-19 as a community, and asked them to continue to work together and support each other in these difficult times.
 
The Mayor of Kerry, Cllr Niall Kelleher added his voice to the appeal to everyone to stay home, particularly over the coming bank holiday weekend:
“So much has already been achieved in flattening the curve and limiting the spread of the coronavirus. The sacrifices so far have contributed towards the national effort to stop this dreadful disease. I am appealing to people in Kerry to continue to stay home, particularly over the long weekend. There can be no room for complacency. The short-term pain will be worth the long-term gain. I send every good wish to the frontline workers in the HSE and across the public sector as the fight against Covid-19 continues,” he said.
 
Assistant Commissioner Michael Finn warned that many checkpoints will be in place in the coming days.
“Operation Fanacht will once again see an extensive network of checkpoints established across the country until Monday night. The operation will see large-scale checkpoints on both main and secondary routes and in towns and villages. This will support travel restrictions put in place to help flatten the curve and save lives.  There has been great compliance with the travel restrictions and we want to thank the public for this. The appreciation that has been shown to us frontline workers is outstanding and again I would like to thank you all.  However, it remains vital that you continue to play your part and stay at home if possible -this will continue to save lives,” he said.
 
Kerry is known for its community spirit, and that spirit has been to the fore during the Covid-19 crisis, and Community Work Manager with Cork Kerry Community Healthcare Hilary Scanlan thanked the community and voluntary sector across Kerry for their swift and generous response.
“The 32 Community Meals Services are delivering good quality nutritious hot  meals five and six days a week in urban areas and three and four days a week in the rural areas. Volunteers are supported by the GAA and Gardai to deliver meals, as well as groceries, fuel and prescriptions , there is hardly a mile of the county that is not covered,” she said.
 
 
The Kerry Community Response Forum phone line is on 1800 807 009 and runs seven days a week, 8am to 8pm. You can also text “SUPPORT” followed by your name to 50555 or email covidsupport@kerrycoco.ie
For video supports on how to manage with the emotional impact of Covid-19, see hse.ie/corkkerryhealthyireland or search for “Cork Kerry Community Healthcare” on YouTube.
 
 
 
 
Owen O’Shea,
Media, Communications & Customer Relations Officer,
Freedom of Information and AIE Officer,
Kerry County Council,
Rathass,
Tralee,
Co. Kerry
 
T: 066 7183826
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E: owen.oshea@kerrycoco.ie

Public Urged To Keep Up Efforts To Keep COVID-19 At Bay

April 28, 2020 at 4:51 pm Comments are Disabled

THE bank holiday weekend isn’t a break from the hard work of dealing with Covid-19, front-line public sector workers in Kerry have warned. Staff from the HSE, An Garda Siochana and Kerry County Council joined together this week for a  photo demonstrating that they’re standing together – but still apart […]

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ITT Student Nurses Take On 14-Day Step Challenge To Help UHK’s Fight Against COVID-19

ITT Student Nurses Take On 14-Day Step Challenge To Help UHK’s Fight Against COVID-19

April 25, 2020 at 12:01 pm 1 comment

A GROUP of ten second year student nurses from the IT in Tralee are taking part in a challenge  organised by Kerry Sports Acadamy to raise funds for University Hospital Kerry and all involved in taking on the pandemic at the moment. The ladies formed a team to take part […]

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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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UHK Says Preparations Are Continuing To Deal With Coronavirus Outbreak

UHK Says Preparations Are Continuing To Deal With Coronavirus Outbreak

April 2, 2020 at 10:43 am Comments are Disabled

UNIVERSITY Hospital Kerry (UHK) has issued a statement saying they are continuing to work at pace to bring the hospital to a state of readiness to deal with the COVID-19 crisis. In the statement (below), they detail how they are handling all emergencies, the establishment of a ‘COVID-19 Patient Flow […]

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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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Suspended DEXA Scan Service At University Hospital Kerry To Reopen

Suspended DEXA Scan Service At University Hospital Kerry To Reopen

February 3, 2020 at 8:00 pm Comments are Disabled

THE DEXA Scan service at University Hospital Kerry is about to reopen. Deputy John Brassil, Fianna Fail’s junior spokesperson on Primary Care, Community Health services, held discussions with hospital management today and has been informed that the service will begin again and begin to clear the massive backlog of Kerry […]

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