Welcome to Kerry General Hospital


Kerry General Hospital,
Tralee, Co Kerry
Phone number (066) 7184000

Kerry General Hospital is a large acute hospital situated in Tralee, Co. Kerry providing acute healthcare to the people of Kerry, parts of North Cork and West Limerick. Kerry General Hospital is the third largest of the southern areas seven acute hospitals providing care to the population of Kerry 145,502 ( 2011 census) which has increased by 3.7% as compared to the 2006.

There are presently 300 inpatient beds. Read the Statement of Purpose for the full outline of services provided- link on right hand side of page.   

Description of Services Provided

The core of our services is the provision of emergency and unplanned specialist care, 24 hours a day, every day of the year. From that core is built a comprehensive medical, surgical investigation, diagnosis and treatment for physical illnesses or conditions, injuries or disease for adults and children. Further specialisation is delivered in a small number of areas e.g. care of those with cancer, renal dialysis care. The breath and depth of services at Kerry General Hospital supports a holistic “whole patient” approach to care by allowing immediate and easy involvement of different specialists in any patient’s care.

Patients are admitted to hospital:

  • On a day case basis or as an inpatient
  • At short notice in an emergency through a dedicated emergency department or acute medical assessment unit

We also provide services to patients on an outpatient basis.  

Feedback and Complaints


  • Read the 2013 Kerry General Hospital Annual Report - link on right hand side of page.
  • Read the 2013 Kerry General Hospital Nursing Annual Report here- link on right hand side of page.
  • See useful telephone numbers such as counselling services available in Kerry on the right hand side of this page.
  • Read the Kerry General Hospital Quality improvement plans 2013 and 2014 in response to HIQA hygiene inspections.