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University Hospital Kerry further postpones elective surgeries

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University Hospital Kerry Management having considered the continuing difficulties associated with increasing Covid-19 numbers and staffing challenges have taken the decision to extend the cancellation of Out Patient Scheduled appointments.

University Hospital Kerry Management having considered the continuing difficulties associated with increasing Covid-19 numbers and staffing challenges have taken the decision to extend the cancellation of Out Patient Scheduled appointments s and to also postpone Elective surgery, with the exception of time critical surgery from today, Tuesday, 11th January up to and including Friday, 14th January 2022.

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 and Palliative Care Clinics;
Colposcopy Clinics;
Physiotherapy Appointments

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

Hospital Management have also requested that, where appropriate, the public contact GP/South Doc in the first instance and explore all other options available to them prior to presenting to the Emergency Department.

Hospital visiting also remains restricted to those on compassionate grounds only.

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

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30 years of Innisfallen Island MassThe annual special concelebrated Mass on Innisfallen Island takes place next week.

Next Friday (June 21), members of the public are invited to attend the Mass taking place at 6.30pm. Now in its 30th year, the Mass was originally an idea by […]

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Next Friday (June 21), members of the public are invited to attend the Mass taking place at 6.30pm.

Now in its 30th year, the Mass was originally an idea by Geoffrey O’Donoghue who sadly died four years after it began.

“There was an Augustinian Monastery on Innisfallen Island and the people, including priests and monks and they say Brian Boro, went out there to study. The lake, Lough Lein is called ‘The Lake of Learning’,” said his wife Mary who carries on the tradition in his memory.

“My husband Geoffrey was a descendent of the O’Donoghues and he wanted to have Mass on the island. The O’Donoghues built Ross Castle and owned the lands and the lake surrounding it which was later donated by John McShane to the people of Killarney. He [Geoffrey] asked one of the friars and one day he got a call from the OPW that there would be a plaque unveiled to John McShane and they asked if the Mass could coincide with it. It was attended by Sr Pauline, John McShane’s daughter.”

She added that all the public are welcome to attend. Boats, which will have a nominal fee to cover their costs, will be carrying passengers out from 4pm onwards.

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Photo of “hidden gem” wins Camera Club’s latest competition

A photograph of one of Killarney’s hidden beauty spots was deemed the winner of Killarney Camera Club’s most recent competition. Th standard was high throughout all categories but in the […]

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A photograph of one of Killarney’s hidden beauty spots was deemed the winner of Killarney Camera Club’s most recent competition.

Th standard was high throughout all categories but in the Novice category, Iryna Halaieva’s photograph of O’Sullivan’s Cascade was deemed the winner.

“A waterfall is my favourite waterbody and long exposure is my favourite photographic technique,” she said. “I do my best to have as many waterfalls as possible in my photo collection. I heard a lot about O’Sullivan’s Cascade and wanted to visit that hidden gem of Kerry. So, shortly before our club competition I went with a friend to Tomies Wood to photograph it. It was a dream come true for me.”

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