Updated: 18/12/17 : 06:51:07
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Helpline for worried Kerry hospital patients

A helpline will open this morning for patients worried about scans at University Hospital Kerry.

46,000 CAT scans, x-rays and ultrasounds are involved in a safety review after complaints by GPs and consultants.

The tests include those taken between March 2016 and July of this year.

The hotline is available from 9am on 1800-742-900.


Fianna Fail's Health Spokesperson Billy Kelleher said patients need proper reassurance.

"The most important thing now is that we reassure all patients that attended the Kerry hospital," he said.

"We have to ensure there is a process now where they can actually assess all the scans, ultrasounds, x-rays and CAT scans themselves to identify whether or not there were any failings in those areas," he added.