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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 0 comments

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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At the presentation of the cheque were members of the Listowel Youth group comprised members Conor Stack, David Canty, Ellen Godfrey, Fiona O'Connor, Hannah O'Connor, John Godfrey and Sophie Stack. Also involved were Youth Workers;  Emer O'Neill and Brian Godfrey and Parish Priest, Canon Declan O'Connor.Gemma Brosnan, EDRGN, Dr Ahmed Abdelaziz, Medical Reg and Joe Cahill

Thousands Raised For UHK Thanks To North Kerry Teenagers

July 31, 2021 at 11:42 am 2 comments

A GROUP of young people from Listowel made a presentation 0f €3,368 to University Hospital Kerry on Friday afternoon after walking from the north Kerry town to Tralee. The General Manager of UHK, Fearghal Grimes, along with both medical and nursing  representative front line workers, formally accepted a cheque from […]

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Almost €10m In Funding Announced For Kerry Healthcare Services

Almost €10m In Funding Announced For Kerry Healthcare Services

July 30, 2021 at 12:40 pm Comments are Disabled

ALMOST €10 million investment of capital funding to support Kerry Healthcare services has been announced by Minister for Health Stephen Donnelly this morning. In total €9,710,000  is being announced for Kerry Healthcare, including almost €5 million for significant refurbishment works for Listowel, Killarney and Cahersiveen Hospitals. University Hospital Kerry will receive […]

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From left; Courtney Griffin with health worker Deirdre Barry and Janna Foley with health worker Aisling Nicholson at Paradise Hair and Beauty on Monday. Photo by Dermot Crean

A Little Bit Of Paradise For UHK’s Emergency Department Staff

June 30, 2021 at 11:21 am 1 comment

A LOCAL hair and beauty salon held a special event to treat frontline workers at University Hospital Kerry on Monday. Paradise Hair and Beauty at Lower Rock Street opened its doors to treat the staff from the Emergency Department and they were fully booked for the day. “It’s a staff […]

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Kerry GAA Chairman Tim Murphy makes a presentation to UHK General Manager Fearghal Grimes, joined by UHK staff CNM2 admissions Karina Gilligan, Dr Yasir Ali Medical Registrar; Dr George Dargaville Medical Registrar; Anne O’ Shea S/N Cashel Ward and Dr Martin Boyd Consultant in Emergency Medicine. Photo by Dermot Crean

Kerry GAA Makes Presentation To UHK Frontline Staff

April 27, 2021 at 4:30 pm Comments are Disabled

REPRESENTATIVES of the teams of front line healthcare workers at University Hospital Kerry, were delighted today to accept a specially framed Kerry county jersey with message of ‘thanks’ from Kerry GAA In recognition of the tireless work by frontline staff, the presentation was made by Kerry County Board Chairperson Tim […]

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Upgrade To Cardiology Unit At University Hospital Kerry

Upgrade To Cardiology Unit At University Hospital Kerry

January 6, 2021 at 5:19 pm Comments are Disabled

THE Cardiology Unit at University Hospital Kerry has been upgraded and moved to an open plan location within the hospital. Fianna Fáil Cllr Mikey Sheehy has welcomed the upgrade, saying “it is a great positive at a time when our health service finds itself under so much pressure. The reconfiguration […]

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Children's Ward Nurse Manager Jackie McCull (right) with Kerry GAA players Colum Harty, Oisín Maunsell, Jordan Conway and David Moran who were delivering Ciarraí Óg boxes to the Children's Ward on Friday morning. Photo by Dermot Crean

Kerry GAA Players Deliver Ciarraí Óg Boxes To UHK Children’s Ward

December 18, 2020 at 1:22 pm Comments are Disabled

MEMBERS of Kerry GAA teams were on hand at University Hospital Kerry on Friday morning to deliver special presents to patients in the Children’s Ward. This year, Kerry GAA launched their Ciarraí Óg boxes which contain a host of goodies including a drinks bottle, pencil case, drawstring bag, letters from […]

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Deputy Pa Daly.

Nurses At UHK Are At ‘Breaking Point’ Says Deputy Daly

December 15, 2020 at 5:17 pm Comments are Disabled

SINN Féin TD for Kerry, Pa Daly has slammed the HSE over  nursing staff resources at University Hospital Kerry. Deputy Daly said he has been hearing from informed sources that many nurses on the front-line are “at breaking point”. “This week I am hearing that there are only four nurses […]

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Receiving the Kerry Gift Card at University Hospital Kerry this week were David Hobbert, Sean O'Dowd, Mairead Enright, Cora Walsh and Fearghal Grimes. Photo by Dermot Crean

UHK Sports And Social Club Supports Local Business By Purchasing Kerry Gift Cards

November 18, 2020 at 10:51 am Comments are Disabled

THE Sports and Social Club in University Hospital Kerry this week received a consignment of the Kerry Gift Card. Looking to throw their support behind Kerry businesses and to show their gratitude for the ongoing assistance from local businesses, the Club have purchased a batch of the new gift cards […]

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Pictured at University Hospital Kerry this week, l-r: Andrew Macilwraith (Chief Fire Officer), Tom Brosnan (Kerry Civil Defence), Sgt Tim O’Keeffe (An Garda Síochána), Charlie O’Sullivan (Director of Roads, Transportation and Marine, Kerry County Council), Fearghal Grimes (General Manager, University Hospital Kerry).

Kerry People Urged To Be ‘Winter Ready’ This Season

November 9, 2020 at 1:38 pm Comments are Disabled

STATUTORY and public bodies in Kerry are urging members of the public to be prepared for the winter months and to be ‘Winter Ready.’ The HSE, Kerry County Council and An Garda Síochána are encouraging households to make preparations for adverse weather, particularly during the current pandemic, and to ensure […]

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