Patients at University Hospital Kerry awaiting endoscopies will now be offered to have their procedure done at the Bon Secours Hospital in Tralee.
Fine Gael TD Brendan Griffin says he's received confirmation from the South/South West Hospital Group that public patients waiting for scopes for longer than 13 weeks will be offered the transfer.
Deputy Griffin had previously highlighted that UHK was not availing of the offer to use the Bon Secours Hospital for these patients under the National Treatment Purchase Fund, even though 441 public patients were waiting for longer than 13 weeks for a procedure.
He also claimed hundreds of patients from public hospitals in Clare and Limerick were receiving endoscopy procedures in the Bons in Tralee on a weekly basis under the NTPF.
His calls to transfer UHK patients across town were initially rejected by the South/South West Hospital Group, but the Fine Gael TD has welcomed the change in the group's policy.