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A new report shows that over a third of 100 live births in Kerry General Hospital in 2014 were by Caesarean section.

Kerry General Hospital

That was the second highest rate in 2014 in the south and south west.

That year there was 1,450 live births at the hospital according to a new report by the National Healthcare Quality Reporting System for the Department of Health.

Meanwhile, Kerry had the lowest hospitalisation rate for heart failure in 112 per 100,000 population for 2013 to 2015 according to the report.