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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

Unfortunately patients attending Emergency Departments and Roscommon Injury Unit are still facing extremely long delays because essential services like blood tests and diagnostic services are taking much longer than usual.

We ask patients to contact their GP or GP Out Of Hours Service in the first instance if their health problem is not urgent.

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

GALWAY UNIVERSITY HOSPITALS 
(UNIVERSITY HOSPITAL GALWAY & MERLIN PARK UNIVERSITY HOSPITAL) 

RESUMING ON A PHASED BASIS

Patients are being contacted directly if their appointment is going ahead.

  • Outpatient clinics
  • X-ray, CT scans, MRI appointments
  • Elective inpatient and day case procedures, including endoscopy.

GOING AHEAD 

  • Emergency Department - expect delays
  • Maternity services.
  • Dialysis treatment.
  • Radiotherapy services.

Rapid Access Lung Service
Patients who are scheduled to attend the Rapid Access Lung Service should phone 087 702 4370 or 087 405 7106 between 9am 00and 5pm for advice on their appointment.

Galway Integrated Care for Older Persons
Clinics are going ahead as planned at University Hospital Galway. Phone 087 456 5276 if you have any queries about this service.

PORTIUNCULA UNIVERSITY HOSPITAL 

RESUMING ON A PHASED BASIS

  • Outpatient appointments and day case procedures, patients will be contacted directly to confirm their appointment

GOING AHEAD

  • Emergency Department - expect delays
  • ​Maternity services including antenatal scanning
  • Chemotherapy treatment
  • Physiotherapy appointments 

CANCELLATIONS

  • All diagnostics including X-ray, CT scans and MRI appointments are cancelled

LETTERKENNY UNIVERSITY HOSPITAL

RESUMING ON A PHASED BASIS

Patients are being contacted directly if their appointment is going ahead

  • Outpatient clinics
  • Diagnostics including x-ray, CT scans, MRI appointments

GOING AHEAD 

  • Emergency Department - expect delays
  • Maternity services including antenatal scanning
  • Dialysis
  • Chemotherapy
  • Physiotherapy

INR CLINIC
Patients who are taking warfarin medication and have concerns about checking their INR are asked to telephone 074 910 4473 between 10am and 12noon on Tuesdays and Wednesdays for advice.

SLIGO UNIVERSITY HOSPITAL

RESUMING ON A PHASED BASIS

Patients are being contacted directly if their appointment is going ahead.

  • Outpatient clinics
  • X-ray, CT scans, MRI appointments
  • Elective inpatient and day case procedures

GOING AHEAD

  • Emergency Department - expect delays
  • Maternity services including antenatal scanning
  • Dialysis
  • Physiotherapy
  • Chemotherapy

MAYO UNIVERSITY HOSPITAL 
Mayo University Hospital has set up a helpline for urgent calls from patients who have concerns regarding their medical condition following the cancellation of appointments.
The direct number for these calls is 094 904 9310. Lines are open from 10am to 12.30pm and 2pm to 4pm.

RESUMING ON A PHASED BASIS 

  • Outpatient clinics will resume on a phased basis and patients are being contacted by the hospital if their appointment is going ahead.
  • Diagnostics including X-ray, CT scans, MRI appointments will resume on a phased basis and patients are being contacted by the hospital if their appointment is going ahead.

GOING AHEAD

  • Emergency Department - expect delays.Maternity services including antenatal scanning
  • Dialysis
  • Physiotherapy
  • Trauma Clinics
  • Chemotherapy
  • Elective inpatient and day case procedures, including endoscopy, have been reinstated and patients should attend their appointments

ROSCOMMON UNIVERSITY HOSPITAL 

GOING AHEAD

  • Outpatients and day case procedures including endoscopy are resuming.
  • Radiology services (X-ray, CT and ultrasound) are still impacted and this is resulting in delays.
  • The injury unit is operating as normal. Expect delays.
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