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Serious condition Garda appeal after man (60s) sustained head injury in incident outside Kerry hospital

This investigation is ongoing.

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University Hospital Kerry

University Hospital Kerry

A man in his 60s is in a serious condition after sustaining a head injury during an incident outside a Kerry hospital last Sunday, November 7.

A garda spokesperson said in a statement: "At approximately 7pm a man in his 60s sustained a head injury in the course of an incident outside the entrance to University Hospital Kerry with hospital personnel.

Following the incident the injured man was treated at University Hospital Kerry. He has since been transferred to Cork University Hospital where his condition is currently understood to be serious."

Gardaí are now appealing for witnesses to the incident to come forward.

They are particularly appealing to anyone who was in the vicinity of the entrance to A&E at University Hospital Kerry between 5pm and 8pm to come forward. They are also appealing to anyone with camera footage (including dash cam) to make it available to them.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Tralee Garda Station 066 7102300, the Garda Confidential Line 1800 666 111 or any Garda Station.

This investigation is ongoing.

A spokesperson for the South/South West Hospital Group said it could not comment on the matter as “it would be inappropriate for the South/Southwest Hospital Group to comment on an ongoing Garda investigation”.

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