Pathfinder Reach Milestone

First 100 Calls Reached

Pathfinder Kerry, the innovative healthcare initiative that commenced operations in early August 2023, is proud to announce the completion of its 100th call on November 21, 2023.

 Pathfinder Kerry is as a groundbreaking service, designed to deliver personalised care to individuals aged 65 and over who dial 999/112, right in the comfort of their own homes. The Pathfinder Kerry team, consisting of an Advanced Paramedic and an Occupational Therapist/Physiotherapist, conducts comprehensive assessments during home visits to determine if individuals can safely remain at home instead of being transported to the Emergency Department of UHK.

 In a remarkable outcome, 74% of the individuals assessed during the first 100 calls successfully continued their care at home, showcasing the effectiveness of Pathfinder Kerry’s tailored approach.

 “We are extremely pleased to be able to offer this service to suitable older people here in our local Kerry community.” said Mary Fitzgerald Hospital Manager, University Hospital Kerry.

 Pathfinder Kerry expresses gratitude to its dedicated team and looks forward to continuing its mission of enhancing the quality of healthcare for the people of Kerry.

 

Further Information About Pathfinder Kerry:

 Pathfinder Kerry is a transformative healthcare initiative launched in August 2023, providing personalised care to individuals aged 65 and over who contact emergency services. With a focus on in-home assessments, Pathfinder Kerry aims to reduce unnecessary transports to the Emergency Department, ensuring tailored and effective care for the senior community. For full details visit: https://uhk.ie/pathfinder-launch-kerry/