UHK Postpones Outpatient Appointments And Elective Surgeries

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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 to the above cancelled Outpatient 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;

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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, contact the relevant Consultant’s secretary.

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 is restricted across all departments. Those who require visitation on compassionate grounds will be facilitated.


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