Sinn Féin TD for Kerry, Pa Daly has welcomed the HSE recruitment drive for home help staff and a key appointment at University Hospital Kerry.
Teachta Daly said that in the midst of much depressing news regarding the HSE lack of resources lately and the ongoing crisis at UHK, he was delighted to hear from community healthcare that they are actively recruiting additional home help and support staff.
Contacted by Families
“I have been contacted by families in West and North Kerry lately who have been adversely impacted by these shortages, so this is encouraging news and I welcome it,” said Teachta Daly.
“It was also confirmed to me that University Hospital Kerry has appointed a Podiatrist and they will take up their post as soon as possible.
“The lack of a senior podiatrist for months now has been a cause of concern for patients suffering from foot ulcers in particular, with some having to travel out of the county for care.
“It is important that the HSE hires necessary resources, without delay, to provide the level of community and hospital based healthcare that the people of Kerry need.
“There have been too many recruitment challenges in the past and I am hopeful that this will change going forward.”
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