Kerry ETB thanked for use of building as COVID-19 test centre

Cork Kerry Community Healthcare has thanked the Kerry Education and Training Board for its support in making part of the IT Tralee campus available as a test centre for Covid-19. Pictured were : Iosef XX and Dr Patrick Quinnis (086) 7871033. Photo By Domnick Walsh © Eye Focus LTD Tralee Co Kerry Ireland Mobile Phone : 00 353 87 26 72 033 Land Line : 00 353 66 71 22 981 E/Mail : [email protected] Web Site : www.dwalshphoto.ie ALL IMAGES ARE COVERED BY COPYRIGHT © Cork Kerry Community Healthcare has thanked the Kerry Education and Training Board for its support in making part of the IT Tralee campus available as a test centre for Covid-19. The Tralee community testing centre has been located at IT Tralee since March, following a decision by the ETB to make the site available to the HSE. For operational reasons, the centre has now relocated to the grounds of Ballymullen Barracks. This test centre has been a busy centre, staff assigned to the test centre have tested members of the public who have been referred by their GP and have supported mass testing of residents and staff from residential care facilities across Kerry. Head of Primary Care with Cork Kerry Community Healthcare, Teresa O’Donovan said: “We would like to thank the ETB for their support in providing IT Tralee as a venue at very short notice. Their support has been invaluable over recent months and assisted us as we rapidly increased the number of tests being carried out and expanded our testing capacity.” Ms O’Donovan also paid tribute to the staff working at all four Cork Kerry Community Healthcare Covid-19 test centres across Cork and Kerry. “We’re very proud of the work of the staff at all four of our test centres across Cork and Kerry. In Tralee, staff got this test centre up and running extremely efficiently very quickly, which enabled us to meet the demand for testing appointments.” More than 70 staff across Cork and Kerry were redeployed to Covi

Cork Kerry Community Healthcare has thanked Kerry Education and Training Board for its support in making a building available as a test centre for COVID-19.

Kerry College of Beauty, which is part of the Kerry College Monavalley Campus in Tralee, has been a community testing centre since March, following a decision by the ETB to make the site available to the HSE.

For operational reasons, the centre has now relocated to the grounds of Ballymullen Barracks.

More than 70 staff across Kerry and Cork were redeployed to COVID-19 test centres in recent months, including nurses, therapy staff, oral health staff, and administrative staff.

They’ve tested members of the public referred by their GP, and have supported mass testing of residents and staff from residential care facilities across Kerry.

Head of Primary Care with Cork Kerry Community Healthcare, Teresa O’Donovan has thanked Kerry ETB for the use of their building, and has also paid tribute to the staff working at all four Cork Kerry Community Healthcare COVID-19 test centres.

The current waiting time to have a swab taken in the Kerry and Cork region remains under 24 hours.

Anyone referred for a test is reminded that while they’re waiting for either the test itself or the result, they must self-isolate.