Gardai are examining CCTV footage and awaiting the results of forensics tests in their investigation into an alleged rape at the Bon Secours Hospital in Tralee.
A 61-year-old woman has alleged she was raped by a doctor following a scan at the hospital earlier this month.
The doctor, who is from abroad, was employed on a temporary basis.
Kerry’s Chief Superintendent Con Cadogan couldn’t confirm reports that the doctor has since left the country.
He said the scene has been examined by forensic experts and is appealing for anyone with information to contact them:
Meanwhile, Alliance Medical has issued a statement confirming that an alleged incident took place involving a radiographer employed by Alliance Medical working at the MRI and CT diagnostic unit at the Bon Secours Hospital in Tralee. The statement says that the company wishes to alleviate the concerns of patients and the public by making it clear that the individual involved is no longer an employee of Alliance Medical and is no longer working at the hospital. It says that Alliance Medical is conducting a full investigation into the alleged incident and will be co-operating fully with Gardai, as a result of which it is unable to comment further at this time. Alliance Medical is a diagnostic imaging company which provides MRI and CT services at hospitals and the person against whom the allegations have been made was an employee of Alliance Medical and not the Bon Secours Hospital in Tralee.