Departments in UHK


The University Hospital Kerry paediatric department provides a range of paediatrics services for children and young people from birth to 16 years.   Services provided include a paediatric emergency department, general outpatient clinics, in-patient care, and a neonatal intensive care unit.

Key Services

The Paediatrics Department at UHK aim to provide the best healthcare we can for your child so that their stay is as short and stress-free as possible. We also work closely with your GP to ensure we recommend appropriate ongoing treatment and provide any follow-up care needed.

At UHK, we care for approximately 10,000 Paediatrics patients each year. UHK provides a 24-hour emergency service in a separate area for children, with facilities including a child friendly waiting and children’s play area, toilet /nappy changing facilities.

Paediatric Inpatient care is carried out on the 30 bed Paediatric Cashel Ward where our team of paediatricians provide care to children requiring hospital admission for an acute medical problem.  Additionally  neonates requiring intensive care are managed on the neighbouring ‘Emly’ Ward. 

UHK has strong links with CUH as our Tertiary referral centre and specialist centres such as Our Lady’s Children’s Hospital Crumlin and Templestreet Hospital.


Via UHK Switch
Tel: (066) 718400

Key People

Consultant Paediatricians:
Dr Akhtar Khan
Dr Daniel Oyekwere
Dr Alok Kumar
Dr George Phillip
Dr Malik Hussain

Cashel Ward:
Marie Reidy A/CNMII
Niamh Collins A/CNMI

Emly Ward CNM:
Maudie Creagh
Margaret Kelly