PATIENTS are advised that they face ‘extremely long’ delays at the Emergency Department at Letterkenny University Hospital.
The Emergency Department has been extremely busy this week with high numbers of people attending.
The Saolta University Health Care Group said: “The impact of the ransomware attack on the HSE IT systems means that patients attending the Emergency Department are facing extremely long delays as essential services like blood tests and diagnostic services are taking much longer than usual.
Patients needing urgent care will be prioritised.
“We ask people to contact their GP or GP Out Of Hours Service in the first instance if their health problem is not urgent.
“We apologise for the long waiting times that patients are currently facing.”