Kerry General maternity unit at risk

Cuts to maternity services could lead to deaths on Kerry`s roadsides according to the Health Services Action group. As part of these cuts under the Governments Regional Self Sufficiency Plan maternity units in 6 hospitals across the country are scheduled to close and a further three including Kerry General are at risk. Spokesperson for the lobby group Marie O Connor says should services in Kerry close women will have to travel to Cork or Limerick.