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CEO warns of continuing significant impact of cyber attack

One month on from the cyber attack on HSE IT systems, the CEO of the Saolta Hospital Group has warned that patient services continue to feel the impact in Letterkenny, Sligo, Mayo, Roscommon, Portiuncula and Galway University Hospitals.

Significant Delays for Patients at University Hospital Galway

Patients attending the Emergency Department, outpatient and other appointments at University Hospital Galway are facing significant delays as the impact of the ransomware attack on the HSE IT systems continues to affect the delivery of hospital services.

Significant Delays for Patients at Sligo University Hospital

Patients attending the Emergency Department, outpatient and other appointments at Sligo University Hospital are facing significant delays as the impact of the ransomware attack on the HSE IT systems continues to affect the delivery of hospital services.

Maternity Department at Letterkenny University Hospital eases visiting restrictions for birthing partners

From Monday May 31 birthing partners will be allowed a daily 30 minute visit to the Maternity Department at Letterkenny University Hospital after the birth of the baby. In addition birthing partners may accompany women to the dating scan as well as the anomaly scan.

Mayo University Hospital introduces Patient Visiting by Appointment

Mayo University Hospital is facilitating visits to patients in the ward areas by appointment. Appointments will be staggered across all ward areas each day from 2pm to 4pm.

Catherine Donohoe, Hospital Manager said, “We are delighted to be in a position to introduce visiting by appointment from Monday 31st May. This is following a trial on two wards which worked really well.

COVID-19 Vaccine for Pregnant Women

The Maternity Units in Letterkenny, Sligo, Mayo, Portiuncula and UHG are arranging for women who are between 14 and 36 weeks’ gestation to get their COVID-19 vaccine at the vaccination centres closest to the Maternity Unit.

Important Message for Patients with Chemotherapy Appointments in the Haematology/Oncology Day Ward at UHG this week

Patients who are due to attend the Haematology/Oncology Day Ward for chemotherapy treatment at University Hospital Galway this week are asked to telephone 091 544890 or 087 9200753 between 9am and 5pm for advice on their appointment.

This does not apply to patients who have already received a phone call from the Haematology/Oncology Day Ward.

We would like to thank our patients for their understanding at this difficult time.

Disruption to Hospital Services Across the Saolta Group of Hospitals

Last updated 11 June 2021

The ransomware attack on the HSE IT systems continues to have a considerable impact on hospital services. Please see updates below 

ALL HOSPITAL EMERGENCY DEPARTMENTS and ROSCOMMON INJURY UNIT

Leitrim HSE COVID-19 Vaccination centre opens in new Primary Care Centre, Carrick on Shannon

Leitrim’s HSE COVID-19 vaccination centre opens today (12/05/2021) in the new Primary Care Centre, Carrick on Shannon. The first vaccination clinic is operating this morning with staff from Saolta University Health Care Group and Community Healthcare Organisation Area 1, as part of a phased opening of the new centre.

New Donegal Integrated Heart Failure Service Established

New Donegal Integrated Heart Failure Service Established

To coincide with European Heart Failure Awareness Week (10 to 16 May), Letterkenny University Hospital and Community Healthcare Organisation Area 1 (CHO1) has established a new Heart Failure Service which aims to support the diagnosis and treatment of people with heart failure living in Donegal.

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