General Medicine


Rheumatology is the medical speciality caring for patients with musculoskeletal disease. The Rheumatology Department in UHK is a regional service and serves the population of Kerry, as well as to parts of Limerick and Cork. Referrals are received from GPs and hospital Consultants. Patients are seen in the Outpatient Department at regular clinics and consultations are provided to inpatients on consultant request.

Key Services

The Rheumatology Department is based in the Outpatient Department in UHK and provides Outpatient services to patients referred by GPs. The Consultant Rheumatologist is supported by a Registrar as well as a Clinical Nurse Specialist (CNS) and members of the Occupational Therapy and Physiotherapist teams. The service is further supported by an infusion suite staffed by skilled nurses for administration of biologically active agents.



Via UHK Switch
Tel: (066) 7184000

Key People


Dr Peter Browne

Dr Lorraine O’Neill


Clinical Nurse Specialist: Ann O’Riordan