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UHK Experiencing High Volume Of Patients Presenting At Emergency Department

UHK Experiencing High Volume Of Patients Presenting At Emergency Department

November 29, 2022 at 3:29 pm Comments are Disabled

UNIVERSITY Hospital Kerry is experiencing an exceptionally high volume of presentations, both adults and children, to its Emergency Department today, as it has been over the past number of days. A statement has been issued from hospital management saying there is intense pressure on capacity within the Emergency Department itself […]

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Unprecedented Numbers Of Patients Presenting At UHK Emergency Department

Unprecedented Numbers Of Patients Presenting At UHK Emergency Department

October 25, 2022 at 1:14 pm Comments are Disabled

MANAGEMENT at University Hospital Kerry are asking the public to, where appropriate, contact their pharmacy, GP or South Doc before presenting at the Emergency Department. This is due to what they describe as “absolutely unprecedented levels of presentation over the past number of days” at the ED in the hospital. “As […]

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UHK Launches Facility To Register Accommodation Vacancies For Potential Employees

UHK Launches Facility To Register Accommodation Vacancies For Potential Employees

October 13, 2022 at 2:53 pm 1 comment

UHK have launched on online portal in a bid to ease the staff accommodation problem for potential employees. The ability to recruit new health and medical staff in UHK is being partially impacted by the lack of available housing. There is concern that the lack of accommodation could lead to […]

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Daly Calls For Government Investment In Haematology Services At UHK

Daly Calls For Government Investment In Haematology Services At UHK

September 13, 2022 at 9:02 am Comments are Disabled

SINN Féin TD for Kerry, Pa Daly, has called on the government to invest in Haematology Services in University Hospital Kerry. Deputy Daly says he has been hearing from patients and hospital staff about deficiencies in Haematology services in the hospital. “Before the Dáil broke in July, I raised the […]

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UHK Further Defers Outpatient Appointments And Elective Surgeries

UHK Further Defers Outpatient Appointments And Elective Surgeries

July 13, 2022 at 1:12 pm Comments are Disabled

UNIVERSITY Hospital Kerry management has extended the deferral of Out Patient Scheduled appointments and elective surgeries, with the exception of time critical surgery, for Thursday and Friday. They made the decision — which has been extended since last Wednesday’s announcement — having considered the continuing difficulties associated with increasing Covid-19 […]

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Over 30 Patients Waiting On Trolleys At UHK

Over 30 Patients Waiting On Trolleys At UHK

July 13, 2022 at 10:36 am Comments are Disabled

THERE were 31 patients waiting on trolleys at the Emergency Department of University Hospital Kerry this morning. This is the highest number this week, with 10 patients waiting on trolleys on Monday and 18 on Tuesday. Nationwide there are 540 admitted patients waiting for beds this morning in the country’s […]

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Record-Breaking June For Patients Waiting On Trolleys At UHK

Record-Breaking June For Patients Waiting On Trolleys At UHK

July 1, 2022 at 12:14 pm Comments are Disabled

THERE was a record number of patients waiting on trolleys in University Hospital Kerry in June. There were 345 people waiting on trolleys at UHK last month, an increase of 295 on June 2021 when there were 50 patients on trolleys and up on the previous June record figure of 233 […]

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Nurses And Midwives In Kerry Express Discontent At Delay In Pandemic Recognition Payment

Nurses And Midwives In Kerry Express Discontent At Delay In Pandemic Recognition Payment

June 30, 2022 at 9:26 am 1 comment

NURSES and midwives working in University Hospital Kerry and West Kerry Community hospital have expressed their discontent with the delay in payment of the Pandemic Recognition Payment. This comes as their employer, the South/South West Hospital Group and Cork Kerry Community Healthcare have delayed the payment date for the Pandemic […]

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UHK Revises Visiting Arrangements Due To Rising Number Of COVID Cases

UHK Revises Visiting Arrangements Due To Rising Number Of COVID Cases

June 29, 2022 at 8:28 am Comments are Disabled

UNIVERSITY Hospital Kerry has taken the decision to revise visiting arrangements at the hospital due to the rising number of COVID patients. A statement released by the hospital states that UHK had re-instated visiting arrangements on a safe and structured basis, in recognition of the importance of visiting for patients […]

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UHK To Receive €12.5m In Funding For Projects

UHK To Receive €12.5m In Funding For Projects

May 26, 2022 at 10:00 am Comments are Disabled

AN investment of €13.11 million in Capital funding will support Kerry Healthcare services across 2022. University Hospital Kerry will receive over €12.5 million in funding this year for a host of key projects including over €6.5 million to fund a state of the art new Blood Science Project. Cahersiveen Community […]

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Deputy Pa Daly.

Daly Calls For Zero-Tolerance Approach To Hospital Overcrowding At UHK

April 4, 2022 at 12:05 pm Comments are Disabled

SINN Féin TD for Kerry, Pa Daly, has called on the government to adopt a zero-tolerance approach to hospital overcrowding following the publication of the INMO’s Trolley Watch analysis for March. The figures show for University Hospital Kerry show 338 patients were waiting on trolleys the hospital in March, the […]

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Public Invited To Nominate Hospital Staff For ‘People Of UHK Awards’

Public Invited To Nominate Hospital Staff For ‘People Of UHK Awards’

March 29, 2022 at 1:11 pm Comments are Disabled

MEMBERS of the public are invited to nominate staff members at University Hospital Kerry for the ‘People Of UHK Awards’. The People of UHK Awards celebrate the individuals and teams who go the extra mile and make a real difference to patients, families and colleagues. They will focus on showing […]

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UHK Postpones Outpatient Appointments And Elective Surgeries

UHK Postpones Outpatient Appointments And Elective Surgeries

March 25, 2022 at 5:31 pm Comments are Disabled

University Hospital Kerry Management have decided to postpone Outpatient appointments and all Elective surgery, with the exception of time critical surgery, from Monday, March 28 up to and including Friday, April, 1. The made the decision having considered the continuing difficulties associated with increasing Covid-19 numbers and staffing challenges. Exceptions […]

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UHK Asks Public To Attend Emergency Department Only If Absolutely Necessary

UHK Asks Public To Attend Emergency Department Only If Absolutely Necessary

March 21, 2022 at 4:24 pm Comments are Disabled

UNIVERSITY Hospital Kerry are requesting that members of the general public only attend the Emergency Department if absolutely necessary, as the hospital is extremely busy and there is an increase in Covid-19 levels across Kerry. UHK Management request that members of the public should consider alternatives such as GPs or […]

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Approval For €10m Extension And Upgrade Of Oncology Services At UHK

Approval For €10m Extension And Upgrade Of Oncology Services At UHK

March 3, 2022 at 8:53 am Comments are Disabled

A LETTER of approval has been issued to UHK from the Minister for Health which greenlights a €10m upgrade of oncology services at UHK. The €10 million investment will provide for an extension to the existing oncology day ward including funding to cover design, construction and equipment costs. The project […]

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UHK Announces Update Of Visiting Arrangements

UHK Announces Update Of Visiting Arrangements

February 15, 2022 at 6:25 pm Comments are Disabled

UNIVERSITY Hospital Kerry has announced that in line with the improvement in Covid numbers, they are now in a position to update visiting arrangements . Visiting is being extended from 5 days to 7 days (Monday to Sunday inclusive). Patients can have two visits per week as per ward schedule that […]

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UHK Extends Cancellation Of Many Outpatient Appointments And Elective Surgeries

UHK Extends Cancellation Of Many Outpatient Appointments And Elective Surgeries

January 7, 2022 at 10:18 am Comments are Disabled

UNIVERSITY Hospital Kerry has extended the cancellation of Out Patient Scheduled appointments until early next week. A statement from UHK Management on their Facebook page explains they made the decision due to the continuing difficulties associated with increasing Covid-19 numbers and staffing challenges. They have also decided to postpone Elective surgery, […]

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UHK Extends Cancellation Of Many Outpatient Scheduled Appointments

UHK Extends Cancellation Of Many Outpatient Scheduled Appointments

January 4, 2022 at 9:10 pm 1 comment

A STATEMENT from management at University Hospital Kerry issued this evening confirmed the extended cancellation of outpatient scheduled appointments at UHK up to and including Friday, January 7. This is due to the continuing difficulties associated with increasing Covid-19 numbers and staffing challenges. The exceptions to the cancelled clinics are: […]

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Breda Quirke and Ann Eager (third and fourth from left) present a cheque to the Cardiac Rehabilitation Unit at UHK. Also included, from left, are; Kay Hayes, Consultant Cardiologist Grace O'Connell, Donnacha Walsh and Cardiac Rehab Coordinator Kay Karim. Photo by Dermot Crean

Ann Presents Over €5,600 To Cardiac Rehab Unit At UHK

November 24, 2021 at 10:44 am Comments are Disabled

THE Cardiac Rehabilitation Unit at University Hospital Kerry received a boost yesterday with the presentation of a cheque for €5,641. It was all thanks to Ann Eager, who took on a charity cycle a couple of weeks ago from Donegal to Derrymore in aid of the ICU in Beaumont and the […]

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Record-Breaking October For Patients Waiting On Trolleys At UHK

Record-Breaking October For Patients Waiting On Trolleys At UHK

November 1, 2021 at 9:35 am Comments are Disabled

THERE was a record number of patients waiting on trolleys in University Hospital Kerry in October. There were 343 people waiting on trolleys at UHK last month, an increase of over 100 on October 2020 (241) and up on the previous October record figure of 306 in 2019. The monthly […]

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Outpatient Appointments At UHK Postponed Until After Next Tuesday

Outpatient Appointments At UHK Postponed Until After Next Tuesday

October 21, 2021 at 8:55 pm Comments are Disabled

MANAGEMENT at University Hospital Kerry have made the decision to postpone scheduled Outpatient appointments at the hospital up to and including Tuesday, October 26. They made the decision due to the increased demands on the hospital. The Emergency Department (ED) is exceptionally busy and has been coming under continuing pressure […]

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HSE Recruiting For Home Help Staff While UHK Appoints Podiatrist

HSE Recruiting For Home Help Staff While UHK Appoints Podiatrist

October 19, 2021 at 12:12 pm Comments are Disabled

SINN Féin TD for Kerry, Pa Daly, has welcomed a HSE recruitment drive for Home Help staff, and a key appointment at University Hospital Kerry. Deputy Daly has been informed that a podiatrist has been appointed at the hospital and Home Help and support staff are being recruited for Community […]

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UHK Restricts Visits Due To Infection Control Measures

UHK Restricts Visits Due To Infection Control Measures

October 18, 2021 at 6:52 pm Comments are Disabled

UNIVERSITY Hospital Kerry is asking the public not to visit the hospital unless there are exceptional circumstances. “Due to increased infection-control measures, the hospital has to make some difficult decisions about visiting, in order to protect patients, their relatives and staff,” a statement from the hospital reads. “UHK is asking […]

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Daly Says Urgent Action Is Needed At UHK Before Winter Season

Daly Says Urgent Action Is Needed At UHK Before Winter Season

October 15, 2021 at 5:57 pm Comments are Disabled

KERRY Sinn Féin TD, Pa Daly, has expressed concern at delays in capital improvements to University Hospital Kerry and has called on Minister Donnelly for urgent intervention ahead of the winter season. Deputy Daly said he is contacted daily by constituents regarding the situation in University Hospital Kerry and the […]

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High Number Of Patients Waiting On Trolleys At UHK Today

High Number Of Patients Waiting On Trolleys At UHK Today

October 14, 2021 at 11:12 am Comments are Disabled

THERE were 30 patients waiting on trolleys at the Emergency Department of University Hospital Kerry this morning. It’s the highest number this week and almost double Tuesday’s figure of 16. Nationwide there are 438 admitted patients waiting for beds this morning in the country’s hospitals, according to today’s Irish Nurses […]

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UHK Had Worst September For Overcrowding Since Records Began Says INMO

UHK Had Worst September For Overcrowding Since Records Began Says INMO

September 30, 2021 at 1:18 pm Comments are Disabled

FIVE hospitals in Ireland, including University Hospital Kerry, have had their worst-ever September for overcrowding this month, new figures from the INMO show. Cork University Hospital, Mercy University Hospital (Cork), University Hospital Kerry, Letterkenny University Hospital, and Portiuncula Hospital have all seen more patients on trolleys this September than any […]

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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 Comments are Disabled

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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