St. Luke’s General Hospital is a large acute general hospital in Kilkenny City which provides a wide range of acute healthcare services to the people of Kilkenny and Carlow. It is part of the Ireland East Hospital Group (IEHG) – Ireland’s largest hospital group – with University College Dublin (UCD) as its academic partner.

St Luke’s is a teaching hospital for medical students from the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland and from the University of Limerick School of Medicine.

Lourdes Orthopaedic Hospital, Kilcreene is the regional elective orthopaedic hospital for the South East region.

There are two further hospitals within the County located in Thomastown and Castlecomer specialising in the care of older people, and providing day care, respite, convalescent and end of life care.

UPMC Aut Even is a private hospital in Kilkenny with 75 beds offering patients access to a broad range of medical and surgical specialties, departments and diagnostics.

There are more than 25 health care centres across the County.

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