Over €9.7 million announced for healthcare facilities in Kerry

Jul 30, 2021 13:06 By radiokerrynews
Over €9.7 million announced for healthcare facilities in Kerry
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Over €9.7 million has been announced for healthcare facilities in Kerry.

The funding, which was announced this afternoon, is being invested in four hospitals across the county to aid enhancements and upgrades. Minister for Education and Kerry Fianna Fáil TD Norma Foley is welcoming the announcement.

Funding of €9.7 million will be shared between University Hospital Kerry and community hospitals in Cahersiveen, Killarney and Listowel. Cahersiveen Hospital will receive €2.28 million for refurbishment and extension works, along with €50,000 for the provision of a new ambulance station.


Listowel Community Hospital will also receive €2.28 million, while further funding for a 130-bed facility in Killarney Community Nursing will be announced later. University Hospital Kerry will receive investment to enhance and upgrade maternity services, including a state-of-the-art obstetrics theatre and to provide post-COVID-19 specific care units.

Minister for Education Norma Foley says the funding will help improve facilities in the county.

Fine Gael TD and Deputy Government Chief Whip Brendan Griffin welcomes this essential investment in Kerry health services at a time when it is under enormous pressure.


UHK will receive €1.7 million for a blood science project, €750,000 to build five new single ensuite rooms, €400,000 for maternity facilities and €150,000 for water infrastructure replacement.

  •        Caherciveen Hospital will receive €2.28 million for refurbishment and extension works.
  •        The will also receive €50,000 for the provision of a new ambulance station in Cahirciveen.
  •        Killarney - CNU - Replacement via PPP for 130 bed facility (figure to be released later)
  •        Listowel Community Hospital will receive €2.28 million for refurbishment and extension works.
  •        Kerry General Hospital - Will receive €1.7 million for a Blood Science Project (Extension & Refurbishment of existing pathology laboratory to facilitate management services tender.)
  •        Kerry General Hospital  - Will receive €750,000 for the creation of 5 No. new single ensuite rooms in an existing admin area (Rathass Ward).
  •        Kerry General Hospital – Funding will also be made available to decant and relocate specific UHK Outpatient Services to recently completed PCC in Tralee: (To optimise patient care while minimising risks to the public, to healthcare staff, and to the wider healthcare service.)
  •        Kerry General Hospital – In total €400,000 Maternity birthing development to include triage assessment, 8 bed anti natal ward, 3 bedroom induction rooms, 4 birthing rooms and ancillary accommodation.
  •        Kerry General Hospital – Almost €11 million was set aside for the provision of an additional Theatre (Obstetrics) plus upgrade of existing theatres and plant in 2020 as part of a five year Capital programme. This year €900,000 will be invested in the project.
  •        Kerry General Hospital – €200,000 will be provided for a new addressable emergency lighting system.
  •        Kerry General Hospital – €1 million will be provided for the reconfiguration of existing HDU to deliver five post Covid HDU compliant beds (with potential to increase to six beds).
  •        Kerry General Hospital - has already been provided with a second CT Scanner for UHK.
  •        Kerry General Hospital - €150,000 has been invested in a new UHK Water Infrastructure Replacement.
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