The number of patients waiting on trolleys at Kerry General Hospital’s emergency department remains in double figures for a second day.
A statement from the HSE says the ED at Kerry General has been exceptionally busy in recent days. The increase coincides with the large numbers in the county attending the Rose of Tralee festival. On Tuesday morning 15 people were on trolleys in Kerry General’s Emergency Department waiting for a bed. The number on trolleys yesterday evening had reduced to 4, however this increased to 12 again today. The HSE says it will again work hard to ensure that these patients and the new patients who require admission throughout the day, are accommodated as quickly as possible. The volumes attending requiring admission may result in delays for some patients. Kerry General Hospital regrets this and is assuring the public that everything possible is being done to minimise the delays. Hospital management is requesting that, where appropriate, people needing treatment explore all options in the first instance including their GP.