UHK warning public Emergency Department and hospital are very busy

University Hospital Kerry is warning the public that its Emergency Department and hospital are very busy today.

Management says they’ve admitted a lot of seriously ill patients, many of whom remain in the ED, awaiting a bed.

The hospital is asking people to think about all care and treatment options, and keep the Emergency Department for the patients who most need it.


They say many patients with a less serious illness can be treated by a GP, or referred by a GP to an Assessment Unit.