Daly Calls for Clarity over Medical Assessment Unit Closure at UHK

Sinn Féin Kerry general election candidate, Cllr. Pa Daly pictured on the campaign trail with party leader, Mary Lou McDonald, TD. Cllr. Daly has called on management at University Hospital Kerry to clear up bed closure rumours.

Sinn Féin General Election candidate for Kerry, Cllr Pa Daly, last night called on the general manager of University Hospital Kerry to confirm, or otherwise, reports that the medical assessment unit and all but a handful of beds in the day ward will close.

Staff Informed of Closure

Cllr Daly said that he has received reports that staff were informed of the news today.

“I have received disturbing reports that staff at University Hospital Kerry were today informed that the Medical Assessment Unit and all but six beds in the day ward are to close,” said Cllr. Daly.

Ongoing Crisis in A&E

“If these reports are accurate, and I hope that they are not, then the ongoing crisis in the Accident and Emergency Unit will get even worse. And closing any beds in the Day Ward will just add to already massive waiting lists at our hospital.

“We have written to the general manager asking him to confirm, or otherwise, if there is any basis to these reports,”Cllr. Daly concluded.