SERVICES at Letterkenny University Hospital will remain disrupted through next week.
Services have been affected since the HSE IT system was hit in a ransomware attack late last week.
The Saolta University Health Care Group has warned that the impacts to services will be felt through next week.
While the emergency department at LUH remains open, all outpatient clinics, x-ray, scans, MRI appointments and cardiac investigations have been cancelled.
· All outpatient clinics are cancelled.
· All diagnostics including x-ray, CT scans, MRI appointments and cardiac investigations are cancelled.
· Endoscopy services are cancelled.
· All elective inpatient and day case procedures are cancelled.
Patients are asked not to come to the hospital unless contacted. A small number of procedures may go ahead and these patients will be contacted directly.
All maternity services including antenatal scanning are going ahead.
Patients should attend their dialysis appointments unless contacted and advised otherwise.
COLPOSCOPY and PHYSIOTHERAPY
Colposcopy and physiotherapy appointments are going ahead.
Patients should attend their chemotherapy appointments unless contacted and advised otherwise.
The Emergency Department is still open for all emergencies. Patients needing urgent care will be prioritised.
Where possible patients should bring their existing hospital number with them when they come to the hospital or any letter that they have received from the hospital as this will contain information which will make it easier to find existing medical records. Patients should also bring a current list of medications or prescriptions.
We ask patients to contact their GP or GP Out Of Hours Service in the first instance if their health problem is not urgent.
Ongoing updates on service disruptions will be provided on hse.ie and on saolta.ie.Tags: