Kerry General Hospital gives assurances that it is a safe place to give birth

Kerry General Hospital, TraleeKerry General Hospital had to put together an emergency second theatre nursing team 29 times this year. This was in the absence of a second on call emergency theatre nursing team, which could lead to the death of a mother and baby according an internal HSE risk assessment. The assessment also stated that a lack of dedicated obstetric theatre could lead to death or poor outcome for mother and baby. Clinical Director at Kerry General Hospital, Dr Helena Moore says they are seeking funding from the HSE to address the risks, but they are not very confident that they will get what they need. Despite the risks outlined Dr Moore says Kerry General is a safe place to give birth. [audio_player src=””]