€13m funding for Kerry Health Services

University Hospital of Kerry is set to make a major upgrade to its facilities with the announcement of more than £12.5 million in funding for several projects.

he funding announced today, Thursday 26 May, includes €6.75 million for a state-of-the-art blood science laboratory, which will see an extension and refurbishment of the existing pathology laboratory.

An additional amount of €1.8 million was granted for an additional obstetrics unit and the modernization of the existing facility. Additional funding of €1.13 million has been allocated for the construction of five new single rooms with private bathrooms in an existing orthopedic department, and funding of €600,000 to improve a maternity-delivery development including an assessment triage, a prenatal service, single-bed induction rooms, delivery rooms, bedrooms and adjoining accommodation.

An additional 1.1 million euros will be spent on the replacement of the main hydraulic infrastructures; €750,000 will cover the installation of a new emergency lighting system; while €300,000 will go towards the reconfiguration of the existing High Dependency Unit.

€250,000 will be spent this year out of a total budget of €10 million for the modernization and extension of the oncology department, including €20,000 for construction work on a CT scanner.

Meanwhile, Cahersiveen Community Hospital will receive €140,000 for the supply of a new ambulance station, and Listowel Community Hospital will receive an investment of €160,000, which will facilitate renovation and extension. of a 33-bed establishment.

Minister Norma Foley has welcomed the investment in healthcare in Kerry.

“I welcome the significant investment of more than 13 million euros in health facilities, which is a clear recognition of the excellence in the delivery of life-saving health care delivered daily throughout the county,” he said. she declared.

“This funding will significantly improve the delivery of vital local services in the county. I have always advocated for improved and additional health services in the county with Minister Donnelly, and want to thank him for this important investment in the provision of health services in Kerry.

Richard F. Gandhi