Twelve patients are waiting on trolleys at University Hospital Kerry today. Figures from the Irish Nurses and Midwives Organisation show there’s a total of 525 people on trolleys in emergency departments and on wards in hospitals across the country. University Hospital Limerick has one of the highest numbers of people waiting for a bed, at 40 patients. New figures from the INMO also show that 89 patients were on trolleys in Kerry awaiting admission for in-patient treatment throughout last month, down from 125 during the same month last year. This bucks the national trend, which saw a five per cent rise over the past year in patients waiting on trolleys to almost 9,400 during March.
Semi-final draws are to take place this weekend for various Kerry Schoolboys/Girls Cup competitions.Those draws will be live on Radio Kerry.Padraig Harnett reports
Ger Counihan is chairman of the Kerry Vintners’ Federation. They met Minister Ross this week to raise concerns about rural towns and villages.http://media.radiokerry.ie/upload/radiokerry/audio/repeatger.mp3