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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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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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Patients To Benefit At UHK With Irish National Orthopaedic Register

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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