UHK Welcomes HSE Capital Plan 2023 funding

University Hospital Kerry (UHK) is delighted to welcome this week’s announcement of funding under the HSE Capital
Plan 2023 Building and Equipment programme. This investment of over €8.5 million will support a range of crucial
projects (many of which are commenced or initiated through the GRO UHK Programme). Ultimately this capital
funding will enhance our facilities and improve patient care.

The funding allocation for UHK includes four projects that are either at the tender or construction stage. These projects
1. Vertical Extension & Refurbishment of Existing Pathology Laboratory: This project aims to expand and modernise
our pathology laboratory to accommodate the growing demand for diagnostic services and ensure state-of-theart facilities for our dedicated pathology team. This project is well advanced.
2. UHK Water Infrastructure Replacement and Boiler Replacement: These improvements are essential to ensure the
efficient functioning of the hospital and to provide a safe and sustainable environment for patients and staff.
3. Reconfiguration of Existing HDU : Operational in 2022
4. Provision of Additional Theatre (Obstetrics) and Upgrade of Existing Theatre: To meet the growing demand for
obstetric services, we will construct an additional theatre dedicated to obstetrics. This project also includes
upgrading the existing theatre and associated facilities.

In addition to these ongoing projects, UHK is pleased to announce the progression of two projects through the design
phase. These projects are:
1. Oncology : The permanent new oncology build at UHK now has an expanded scope of works to include interim
solution and Aseptic Compounding Unit (as recently welcomed by UHK).
2. Maternity Birthing Development: This project recognises the importance of providing comprehensive and highquality maternity care in a supportive and welcoming setting. Ultimately the project aims to deliver a modern
and comfortable environment for expectant mothers and their families. Funding of design feasibility provided.

Mary Fitzgerald General Manager, on behalf of the Management Team of University Hospital Kerry, expressed enthusiasm
regarding the funding announcement: “We are very pleased to receive this significant investment under the HSE Capital
Plan 2023. These projects will greatly improve UHK’s infrastructure and allow us to deliver enhanced services to our
patients. We are grateful for the support and recognition of the importance of UHK’s role in providing healthcare to the
people of Kerry and beyond. UHK remains dedicated to delivering exceptional care and will continue to strive for excellence
in patient services.”