Varadkar Brought on Visit to KGH
Statement by Brendan Griffin TD (FG) Kerry
April 28th 2015
KERRY Fine Gael TD, Brendan Griffin, has brought Minister for Health, Leo Varadkar, on a visit to Kerry General Hospital.
The visit took place on Saturday morning, during which the Minister met with hospital management before viewing frontline parts of the hospital.
His tour included a guide to the workings of the Emergency Department, which has a relatively strong record nationally on waiting times. The Minister was also shown the need to upgrade the operating theatres, the Intensive Care Unit, the Coronary Care Unit and the need for a dedicated obstetrics operating theatre.
Deputy Griffin also brought Minister Varadkar to see the substandard ambulance base located on the hospital grounds, where he met with paramedics working out of the base. The Minister also discussed the need for more ambulances in Kerry during a discussion with senior paramedics.
Deputy Griffin said that the visit was constructive and that he would be following up with the Minister on all issues raised during his visit.
“It was crucially important to bring Minister Varadkar to KGH and I am glad that the time he spent there was all used to help him gain a better undertanding of the achievements and needs of KGH. I will continue to constantly fight for everything that KGH can possibly get and I am grateful to the Minister for accepting my invitation to see KGH first-hand.”
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