Departments in UHK
University Hospital Kerry’s Orthopaedic Department provides both elective (planned) and emergency services. We have a team of 3 skilled Consultants along with their teams of NCHDs with special interests covering the whole range of orthopaedic conditions. Patients requiring admission for surgery / treatment are generally admitted onto the 30 bed Orthopaedic Rathass Ward.
The UHK orthopaedic department in conjunction with Physiotherapy commonly treat:
• Fractures, e.g. fractured ankle
• Traumatic injuries e.g. following a fall
• Elective surgery, e.g. total hip replacement
• Degenerative conditions, e.g. osteoarthritic knee joint
• Soft tissue injuries , e.g. frozen shoulder
Access is via referral from one of the three UHK orthopaedic surgeons or referral via your GP to the Emergency Department at our hospital, for urgent care.
Should you require admission for treatment / surgery, following an operation or procedure, along with other supports, a member of the Physiotherapy team will visit you to enable independent mobility upon discharge home. Your treatment may include gait and mobility re-education, mobility aid provision, brace or orthosis provision, exercise prescription and patient education. Treatment may occur at either ward or gym level as appropriate.
– Generally following surgery you will be followed up at the OutPatients clinic.
– Physiotherapists are also involved in weekly outpatient fracture clinics.
Via UHK Switch
Tel: (066) 718400
Mr John Rice
Mr Tony Higgins
Ms Eimear Conroy
Sinéad Healy, Orthopaedic Nurse Specialist