Kerry General Hospital introduce electronic referral system for outpatients

Kerry General Hospital is introducing an electronic system for GPs referring patients for outpatient appointments. To date almost 7,000 electronic referrals have been received by hospitals in Kerry, Cork and Dublin. Almost half of Kerry and Cork based GPs are using the system. The HSE says the system has been introduced to improve the overall patient experience. It’s hoped the system will provide quicker access to outpatient appointments, result in reduced duplication and delays, and improve access to consultants.