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.