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St. Luke's General Hospital, Kilkenny

 

St. Luke’s General Hospital, Kilkenny is the Acute General Hospital that services the counties Carlow and Kilkenny providing health care for a population of  approximately 149,900 (Census 2011) . Due to its location in the heart of the South East, as highlighted in the map above, St. Luke’s General Hospital in addition to the counties of Carlow and Kilkenny, also provides services to its bordering counties: Tipperary North and South, Waterford, Wexford, Kildare and Laois.  Most of these areas lie within a one hour commute of Kilkenny, which is of vital significance, particularly in emergency situations.

St. Luke’s General Hospital has a bed capacity of 317 beds of which 21 are day case beds and provides General Medical, Surgical, Obstetrics, Gynaecology, Paediatric, Psychiatry, Cardiology, Endocrinology, Hepatology, Gastroenterology, Oncology, Palliative Care and Anaesthetic services to the Carlow/Kilkenny area.  The following diagnostic services are also provided: Radiology including 64 slice CT scanning, Ultrasound, Dxa Scanning, Pathology, Cardiac Diagnostics and Endoscopy.  The therapy services provided include Physiotherapy, Speech and Language, Dietetic, Occupational Therapy and Social Work. The hospital also facilitates regional onsite services including dermatology, rheumatology, haematology, microbiology neurology, oncology, radiotherapy and a palliative care satellite unit.  Furthermore, the hospital is the site for regional services in Liver Diseases, ERCP and Endobiliary Endoscopy.