Six people on trolleys at Kerry General Hospital

There are six patients on trolleys in the Emergency Department at Kerry General Hospital today, according to the Irish Nurses and Midwives Organisation. hospital trolleyThere were nine people on trolleys yesterday with eight on both Monday and Tuesday. The Emergency Department has been experiencing significant pressure due to an increase in the number of admissions in recent weeks as well as the number of people coming to the department with influenza like symptoms. Hospital management is asking the public contact their GP in the first instance if possible and to explore all other options available to them prior to going to the hospital. Strict visitor restrictions remain in place at Kerry General and the Tralee Community Nursing Unit due to a number of cases of flu like illness in the hospital and the unit.