HSE confirms plans to centralise acute care in the southern region

9 Jun

The HSE has confirmed plans to centralise all acute care for the southern region at one hospital in Cork city. It’s published a plan to remove specialised care from five hospitals in Cork and Kerry to a site at Cork University Hospital.

The changes will be made over the next five to six years. However the HSE insists that no hospital will be shut down – it says the emergency department, intensive care and acute surgery at Kerry General will remain open.

The report also says that basic acute care will continue in Bantry and Mallow, with more specialised services moved to CUH.


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