Kerry General Hospital

Loher/Dinis Wards - Tralee Community Hospital
Kerry General Hospital
Co Kerry

Mr Richard Walsh
Mr PJ Harnett

Tel: 066 7184206

Hiqa Reports

The current centre consists of Dinish and Loher wards which are located on the third floor of Kerry General Hospital.

Long-term residential care is provided in Loher ward for 27 female residents and in Dinish ward for 15 male residents while short . term respite care is provided in Dinish ward for one male resident.

Dinish and Loher wards are located on the top floor of Kerry General Hospital which is located on the western outskirts of Tralee town, Co Kerry.

The Community Nursing Unit is also located on the western outskirts of Tralee town close to Kerry General Hospital.

It can not be accessed directly from within the grounds of Kerry General Hospital but can be accessed via a residential area off Killerisk road.

Information courtesy of HIQA reports and other sources.

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Residential Care Inspections

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To get further information from HIQA:
Call the advice line: 021 240 9660
Email: [email protected]
Postal Address:
The Office of the Chief Inspector,
Health Information and Quality Authority,
Social Services Inspectorate, 1301 City Gate,
Mahon, Cork.

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What is the Nursing Homes Support Scheme?

The Nursing Homes Support Scheme provides financial support towards the cost of long-term nursing home care. Under the scheme, people who need nursing home care have their income and assets assessed, and then make a contribution towards the cost of their care based on their assessment.

The HSE will pay the rest, if any, of the costs of their care in designated public and approved private nursing homes covered under the scheme. People can choose care in any of the nursing homes included in the scheme provided that the nursing home can cater for the person's particular needs and that it has a place available for the person.

As the budget for this scheme is fixed each year, at times a waiting list for financial support may be in place