Kerry General Hospital had to put together an emergency second theatre nursing team 29 times this year. This was in the absence of a second on call emergency theatre nursing team, which could lead to the death of a mother and baby according an internal HSE risk assessment. The assessment also stated that a lack of dedicated obstetric theatre could lead to death or poor outcome for mother and baby. Clinical Director at Kerry General Hospital, Dr Helena Moore says they are seeking funding from the HSE to address the risks, but they are not very confident that they will get what they need. Despite the risks outlined Dr Moore says Kerry General is a safe place to give birth. [audio_player src=”http://media.radiokerry.ie/mediamanager/embed/audio/27456/medium/”]
There’s a busy schedule of pre-Christmas games in the Kerry School Boys and Girls Leagues this coming weekend.With a preview, here’s Padraig Harnett.
Four GPs at the Ashe Street Clinic in Tralee wrote a letter to the Irish Independent calling for the introduction of a free universal...
Transport Minister Shane Ross is putting proposals before Cabinet, which, if adopted, would lead to more expensive fines and steeper penalties.