General Medicine

Acute Stroke

UHK provides a 24 hour Acute Stroke pathway. UHK opened a four‐bedded Acute Stroke Unit in 2018 and operates an early supported discharge service to provide specialist acute care to those patients affected by stroke in the Kerry region.

Key Services

UHK has a 24 hour Acute Stroke pathway with rapid on-site CT scanning and stroke thrombolysis, coupled with an immediate pathway to Cork for thrombectomy in appropriate cases. A 4 bedded Acute Stroke Unit was opened in 2018 which provides specialist acute stroke care from a highly trained multi-professional team of doctors, nurses, physiotherapists, occupational therapists and speech and language therapists. This team also provides an early supported discharge service for appropriate patients who may benefit from early return to their home environment. The team is led by a Consultant Geriatrician who specialises in Acute Stroke and who is supported by a Clinical Nurse Specialist.


Via UHK Switch
Tel: (066) 7184000

Key People

Consultant: Dr Barry Moynihan

Clinical Nurse Specialist: Mary Donovan