Caring For The People of Kerry

UHK provides a comprehensive acute healthcare service to the population of Kerry and surrounding catchment areas totalling circa 180,000 people. 

These services are provided by our dedicated highly trained multi-disciplinary specialist teams who are respected and experienced professionals.  The hospital’s comprehensive range of service delivery spans across Inpatient, Outpatient, Daycase and Emergency Department care on a 24/7 basis.

Onsite specialist teams include Medical, Surgical, Paediatrics, Neonatal, Critical Care, Coronary Care, Maternity, Orthopaedics, Palliative and Mental Health.  

University Hospital Kerry  

University Hospital Kerry (UHK) is a dynamic and fast paced, large Model 3 Acute Hospital situated in Tralee, Co. Kerry.  As a member of the South/South West Hospital Group, UHK is the third largest hospital within the Group, has close links to the tertiary referral centre at Cork University Hospital.  As a teaching hospital UHK is affiliated with University College Cork as its primary academic partner.

Onsite specialist teams include Medical, Surgical, Paediatrics, Neonatal, Critical care, Coronary care, Maternity, Orthopaedics, Palliative and Mental health.   

Our Vision

Our Vision is to provide excellence in healthcare to all patients attending University Hospital Kerry.

Our Mission

Through our highly skilled and compassionate team, who listen to and empower our patients, we will safely provide the right care for the people of our community, at the right time and in the right place.

GRO UHK is an exciting and progressive programme of work to grow and further develop our hospital such that we can provide the optimal service to our patients and ensure UHK as a workplace is optimised.

Located in Tralee, the gateway to the kingdom of Kerry and Ireland’s beautiful South West.

Careers at UHK


Work with a dedicated, highly skilled and welcoming team of people in Kerry’s only acute hospital.

Contacting A Ward

To speak to staff on a ward, please call the main UHK switch on (066) 718400