A new inpatient unit for Kerry Hospice will help free up beds in Kerry General Hospital wards.
Today the sod was turned on the 6.2 million euro unit in the grounds of the hospital.
The 15 bed unit will feature ensuite rooms opening onto a landscaped area.
Up to 80 staff with Tralee based company Eamon Costello builders will be involved in construction.
The company says it is pleased to have been appointed as the main contractor and is looking forward to working with such a pro-active organisation and their design team.
Chairman of Kerry Hospice Foundation Ted Moynihan says today marks a milestone for the charity and it’s hoped to have the unit open by the end of next year:
Consultant at Kerry General Hospital Mr Tom McCormack explains how the new unit will help patients: