Councillor calls for more Kerry specific information during winter flu crisis

Cllr for Kerry County Council John Joe Culloty. (FF) Photo By : Domnick Walsh / Eye Focus LTD ©

A Kerry councillor says more information is needed relating to what is being done in the county to battle the winter flu crisis.

Councillor John Joe Culloty was responding after a statement was issued by the South/South West Hospital Group outlining plans for Cork, but it does not mention Kerry.

The Fianna Fáil councillor says it is very worrying that the county is not mentioned in the plan.

He says we don’t get our fair share in Kerry and with more pressures expected this flu season, he wants a detailed plan for University Hospital Kerry.

Meanwhile, councillor John Joe Culloty is calling for a centre for older people to be established in Killarney.

He says Killarney has the oldest population in the country and believes instances of Alzheimer’s and dementia will grow at a high rate as a result.

Cllr Culloty says the amount of people with dementia will quadruple in the coming years, adding it is vital such a centre exists in the town.