Hospital manager says HIQA report will strengthen case for more investment

The manager of Kerry General Hospital says he is hopeful that funding will be provided in the coming years to address a number of risks and deficits identified during an independent inspection. Kerry General Hospital, Tralee TJ O’Connor was responding to a report published by HIQA yesterday which found serious structural deficits in the operating theatre and oncology department at Kerry General. The report said the hospital does not have appropriate mechanisms in place to ensure these deficits don’t impact negatively on patients. Mr O’Connor says that hygiene and cleanliness are good and are a priority for management. And he is calling for the oversight of maintenance to be returned from the HSE to the hospital itself. TJ O’Connor says the HIQA findings should help them to secure a required investment of €9 million for Kerry General in the coming years: [audio_player src=””]