Waiting Times at UHK A&E Intolerable and Worrying – Deputy Ferris

Sinn Féin TD, Martin Ferris – looking for an explanation from HSE and UHK on waiting times at A&E in Tralee. ©Photographs: John Reidy

Kerry Sinn Féin TD, Martin Ferris has written to University Hospital Kerry management and the HSE about current waiting times at the Accident and Emergency intake at the hospital.
Contacted by Patients
“Having been contacted by a number of patients and their families who had the misfortune to have had to present to A&E this week, they tell me that the waiting times are intolerable for people needing treatment,” said Deputy Ferris.

Seeking an Explanation
“I have contacted hospital management and the HSE looking for an explanation, I will also be contacting Minister Simon Harris to highlight once again the lack of resources in our health services in Kerry.

Not Enough Staff

“It is blatantly obvious that there are not enough staff, especially doctors servicing out of hours in A&E. It is a situation that is totally unacceptable and is extremely worrying for patients and their families,” Deputy Ferris concluded.


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