UHK Extends Cancellation Of Many Outpatient Appointments And Elective Surgeries

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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, with the exception of time critical surgery up to and including Tuesday, January 11.

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The exceptions to the cancelled clinics are:
– Orthopaedic Trauma Clinics;
– Infusion Clinics;
– Cardiology Out Patient scans & procedures;
– Radiology Out Patient imaging/procedures;
– Virtual Clinics;
– Antenatal Clinics;
– Oncology and Palliative Care Clinics;
– Colposcopy Clinics

Other than the above listed clinics, University Hospital Kerry is  requesting that patients do not attend scheduled outpatient and elective surgery appointments unless they receive a call from UHK staff.

“Any cancelled appointments are being worked on presently with a view to early rescheduling. Should you have an urgent query in relation to an appointment, please contact the relevant Consultant’s secretary,” reads the statement.

All cancelled appointments will be rescheduled.

Hospital Management have also requested that, where appropriate, the public contact GP/South Doc in the first instance and explore all other options available to them prior to presenting to the Emergency Department. Hospital visiting also remains restricted to those on compassionate grounds only.


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