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Out patient clinics postponed at University Hospital Kerry

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Due to the continuing difficulties associated with increasing Covid-19 numbers and staffing challenges, management at University Hospital Kerry have reviewed the current situation have taken the decision to extend the cancellation of Out Patient Scheduled appointments in University Hospital Kerry from today, Tuesday, 4th January up to and including Friday, 7.

Please note that exceptions to the above cancelled clinics are:
Orthopaedic Trauma Clinics
Infusion Clinics
Cardiology Out Patient scans & procedures
Radiology Out Patient imaging/procedures
Virtual Clinics
Antenatal Clinics
Oncology Clinics
Colposcopy Clinics

Other than the above listed clinics, University Hospital Kerry is kindly requesting that patients do not attend scheduled appointments at UHK Out Patient Department UNLESS you receive a call from UHK staff. Any appointments deemed to be emergency are being worked on presently with a view to early rescheduling. Should you have an urgent query in relation to an OPD appointment, please contact the relevant Consultant’s secretary.

Patient care is paramount in UHK. Hospital management would like to apologise for any inconvenience caused and all cancelled appointments will be rescheduled.

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Killarney man to launch second Irish history book

By Sean Moriarty Killarney native Patrick O’Sullivan Greene will launch his second book in the Great Southern Killarney on December 2. O’Sullivan Greene explains Éamon de Valera’s mission to gain […]

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By Sean Moriarty

Killarney native Patrick O’Sullivan Greene will launch his second book in the Great Southern Killarney on December 2.

O’Sullivan Greene explains Éamon de Valera’s mission to gain recognition for the newly formed Irish republic in New York in 1919 in his latest book ‘Revolution at the Waldorf: America and the Irish War of Independence’.

Without American recognition and funding the young Irish Government was sure to fail against the might of the British Empire and the book tells the story of how de Valera and Ireland-based Michael Collins – much to the defiance of the British authorities at Dublin Castle – got the new State off the ground.

O’Sullivan grew up in New Street and is now based in Beaufort after a career in finance took him all over the world including Dublin, London, New York and France.

“Killarney is the natural place for me to launch the book,” he told the Killarney Advertiser.

“There will be an interesting mix of people there.”

O’Sullivan Greene published his first book, ‘Crowdfunding the Revolution: The First Dáil Loan and the Battle for Irish Independence’, in 2020.

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Caring group craft charity blankets

By Michelle Crean One community group have shown that they care deeply for others by crafting handmade blankets for charity. Using their range of skills and some colourful wool, members […]

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By Michelle Crean

One community group have shown that they care deeply for others by crafting handmade blankets for charity.

Using their range of skills and some colourful wool, members of Kilcummin Community Care worked together to make blankets for service users on the Kerry Cork Cancer Health Link Bus.

“Each blanket is assigned as a personal gift to the clients using the Cancer Link Bus and is kept by them,” Kate Fleming, Chairperson of Kilcummin Community Care, said.

The knitting of the squares to make the blankets began at a gathering in the Rose Hotel in 2018. It was a gathering of different volunteer groups.

The Kerry Cork Cancer Health Link Bus were requesting knitted squares to make blankets for the clients who were using their facilities, she explained.

“Kilcummin Community Care were knitting at the time, so it was decided to help out this worthy cause. We received donations of wool from people in the parish and surrounding areas. Kilcummin ICA also got involved in the efforts.”

During the two years of COVID-19, members of both organisations continued to knit and are still knitting to the present day.

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