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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 0 comments

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 0 comments

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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The opening of the new Sliabh Mis unit at UHK.

€3.7m Mental Health Admission Unit Opens At UHK

February 1, 2020 at 10:12 am Comments are Disabled

A CEREMONY took place on Friday to mark the official opening of the refurbished Sliabh Mis mental health admission unit (also known as an approved centre) in the University Hospital Kerry. Minister for Mental Health Jim Daly officially opened the 34-bed unit. Since 2015, Sliabh Mis has undergone a significant phased programme […]

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Worst January Ever For Numbers Waiting On Trolleys At UHK

Worst January Ever For Numbers Waiting On Trolleys At UHK

January 31, 2020 at 1:50 pm Comments are Disabled

THIS January was the worst ever for patients waiting on trolleys at University Hospital Kerry. There were 418 patients on trolleys during the month, surpassing the previous high of 382 in January 2018, by around 10% and 40% up on last January’s figure of 297. Nationwide, 12,024 admitted patients went without […]

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Brassil Says Government Is Leaving UHK Behind In Funding

Brassil Says Government Is Leaving UHK Behind In Funding

January 8, 2020 at 10:30 am 2 comments

FIANNA Fáil TD for Kerry, John Brassil, has said the overcrowding crisis in hospitals around the country is only going to get worse until extra bed capacity is made available and University Hospital Kerry is being left behind with regard to funding. Deputy Brassil said he was disappointed that University […]

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All Elective Surgeries Scheduled At UHK This Week Have Been Cancelled

All Elective Surgeries Scheduled At UHK This Week Have Been Cancelled

January 7, 2020 at 9:58 am Comments are Disabled

ALL elective surgeries at University Hospital Kerry have been cancelled this week due to the high numbers of patients presenting to the hospital with influenza over the last week. The hospital will review this decision again on Thursday with regard to next week’s elective surgery (all patients cancelled will be facilitated […]

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UHK Management Appeals To Public To Contact GP Before Going To Hospital

UHK Management Appeals To Public To Contact GP Before Going To Hospital

January 6, 2020 at 12:54 pm Comments are Disabled

AN urgent appeal has been issued by Hospital Management at UHK for people to contact their GP prior to attending because of extremely busy hospital emergency departments. Due to a high volume of people presenting at University Hospital Kerry, the hospital is restricting visiting times to 2pm to 4pm, and […]

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2019 Was Worst Year Ever For Patients Waiting On Trolleys At UHK

2019 Was Worst Year Ever For Patients Waiting On Trolleys At UHK

January 2, 2020 at 11:22 am Comments are Disabled

LAST year was the worst ever year for patients waiting on trolleys in University Hospital Kerry. There were 3,610 patients waiting on trolleys in the hospital during 2019, up from the previous high of 3,396 last year, or around 6%. Nationwide, 118,367 patients went without hospital beds in 2019, according […]

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39 Patients Waiting On Trolleys At UHK

39 Patients Waiting On Trolleys At UHK

December 30, 2019 at 11:54 am Comments are Disabled

THERE are 39 patients waiting on trolleys at University Hospital Kerry today according to figures from the Irish Nurses and Midwives Organisation, a record high since they started collecting data. Only Cork University Hospital (54) and University Hospital Limerick (40) had more patients waiting on trolleys today. Nationwide, 573 admitted patients […]

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Emma Curtin, Karen Fitzgerald, Jennifer Casey and Mary O'Rourke at the University Hospital Kerry Christmas Party at Ballygarry House Hotel on Friday night. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Glamour At The University Hospital Kerry Christmas Party

December 14, 2019 at 10:16 am Comments are Disabled

TraleeToday.ie’s coverage of Christmas party season in Tralee is brought to you by AIB Tralee… DON’T worry, there was a few staff left in the hospital on Friday night to attend to patients! Although you wouldn’t have thought it with the attendance at the University Hospital Kerry Christmas Party at […]

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In front; Fearghal Grimes and Andrea O'Donoghue with, at back; Joe Hennebery, Maura Sullivan, Breda Barry, Eilish Herlihy, Tim Nolan and Breda O'Sullivan, launching the memorial tree at UHK. Photo by Dermot Crean

‘Light To Remember’ Ceremony At UHK This Sunday

December 5, 2019 at 10:18 am Comments are Disabled

THE ‘Light To Remember’ ceremony will take place this Sunday on the grounds of University Hospital Kerry. The fundraiser for Kerry Hospice will see a Christmas tree lit up with each light to remember a loved one who has passed away. The lights are still available to buy online until the […]

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Brassil Says Government Neglect Impacting On Patient Experiences At UHK

Brassil Says Government Neglect Impacting On Patient Experiences At UHK

November 28, 2019 at 10:50 am Comments are Disabled

FIANNA Fáil TD for Kerry, John Brassil, says patients and staff are suffering as a result of, what he describes as, Fine Gael’s failure to properly manage the health service. He was responding to the latest HIQA National Inpatient Experience Survey, which found that the bulk of patients attending UHK […]

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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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