Minister Foley Welcomes Multi-Million Euro Investment in Kerry Health Care Services

Minister for Education, Norma Foley TD has welcomed the announcement of almost €10 million in investment of capital funding for Kerry healthcare services.

Minister for Education and Kerry TD Norma Foley welcomes the announcement of almost €10 million investment of capital funding to support Kerry healthcare services.

In total €9,710,000  is now being announced for Kerry Healthcare this year ensuring vital enhancements and upgrades are provided across the county.

Included in the funding is almost €5 million for significant refurbishment works for Listowel, Killarney and Cahersiveen Hospitals.

Maternity Services Upgrade

While UHK will receive targeted investment to enhance and upgrade maternity services including a state of the art obstetrics theatre and provide post Covid 19 specific care units.

Minister Foley said that she welcomes the significant investment of almost €10 million in healthcare facilities throughout the county.

“This funding will significantly enhance the provision of vital services in Listowel, Killarney and Cahersiveen,” she said.

Significant Investment

“I also welcome the significant investment in University Hospital Kerry including the welcome expansion of maternity services, theatre expansions and new laboratory facilities which will improve and enhance the already excellent facilities available. 

“This significant funding will provide a much need boost to existing services throughout the county. “I have consistently advocated for enhanced and additional health services with Minister Donnelly and I wish to thank my cabinet colleague for prioritising the provision of healthcare services in Kerry,” said Minister Foley in conclusion.

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Caherciveen Hospital will receive €2.28 million for refurbishment and extension works.  

They 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.)

University Hospital Kerry  – Will receive €750,000 for the creation of 5 No. new single ensuite rooms in an existing admin area (Rathass Ward).

University Hospital Kerry – 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.)                     

University Hospital Kerry – 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.

University Hospital Kerry – 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.

University Hospital Kerry – €200,000 will be provided for a new addressable emergency lighting system.                                   

University Hospital Kerry – €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.                     

University Hospital Kerry – has already been provided with a second CT Scanner for UHK.             

University Hospital Kerry – €150,000 has been invested in a new UHK Water Infrastructure Replacement.

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