Testimonial to the Kerry and Cork healthcare system

Sir, While some, perhaps deservedly, may criticise our health system, I for one must applaud it from my innermost being for its excellent treatment of me since Saturday, September 7, last.

Having collapsed at home, the two paramedics in the ambulance en route to Kerry General Hospital in Tralee could not have been more attentive or diligent than they were.

My health deteriorated further in Kerry General Hospital and I had to be transferred to Cork University Hospital where I suffered a brain aneurysm and had to have brain surgery, followed a few weeks later by open heart surgery for valve installation purposes.

My recovery would, of necessity, be slow, if indeed to be expected at all. The care, attention and professionalism of the surgeons, consultants, doctors, nurses, therapists of all faculties, as well as all ancillary staff in both hospitals was above reproach. For this, my family and I salute you all and we will be eternally grateful.

While I know that a long road lies ahead in the National Rehabilitation Hospital in Dún Laoghaire, I am confident, that if they show the same dedication, energy and endeavour as heretofore, my recovery will be further enhanced, God willing.

It would be entirely remiss of me to omit here, the countless visits, prayers, calls and cards which I received from many people as well as those who helped my wife and family around the house. The Sacrifice of the Mass will be offered for your intentions.

Míle buíochas libh go léir and go gcúití Dia bhur saothar libh.


Mike Moriarty,

Garraí na dTor,

Lios Póil,

Daingean Uí Chúise.


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