Kerry General Hospital

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Kerry General Hospital, Tralee
Health Service Executive
Location Kerry, County Kerry, Ireland
Hospital type General
Emergency department Yes
Beds 377
Founded 1984 (on present site)
Website Kerry General Hospital

Kerry, General Hospital, Tralee is the second largest acute hospital of the 7 hospitals in the Health Service Executive South Region.[citation needed] It serves as the main hospital for County Kerry and also serves the people of parts of North Cork and West Limerick or a population of well over 150,000. In a typical year it treats over 18,500 inpatients and sees over 40,000 people in its outpatient clinics. The Accident and Emergency Department saw over 34,000 people pass through it doors and almost 1,800 babies were born in the Maternity Department in 2011. Also located on the Tralee site is a 46 bed geriatric unit that serves the need of the greater Tralee area. When the hospital opened in 1984 the building was known as Tralee General Hospital, prior to that Tralee was served by St. Catherine's Hospital which located nearby in Rathass on the grounds of what is now the Áras an Chontae Buildings or the HQ of Kerry County Council.

Patient care[edit]


The following services are available in the hospital:

Emergency Medicine; Ear, Nose & Throat Services; General Medicine; Medicine of the Elderly; Endocrinology; General Surgery; Gynaecology (Colposcopy and Urodynamics); Obstetritics; Orthopaedics; Paediatric with Special Baby Care Unit; Pathology; Psychiatry, Radiography with C.T. Scanning, Renal Dialysis; Oncology and Palliative Care.

Support services[edit]

The following support services are provided by the hospital:

Audiology, Diabetics, Endoscopy, Medical Assessment, Occupational Therapy, Out-Patient Department, Physiotherapy and Speech and Language Therapy.