Portlaoise Hospital has issued an updated statement on the continuing impact that the ransomware attack on the HSE is having on its services.
Outpatient radiology appointments have been cancelled while some elective inpatient procedures have suffered the same fate.
The A&E Department is ‘very busy’ and there are significant delays for patients who are seeking ‘non-urgent’ care.
The Department of Health confirmed that 358 new cases of Covid-19 were diagnosed today – but they are unable to give any breakdown of the cases as their system is strangled.
The Dublin Midlands Hospital Group, of which Portlaoise is part of, has issued an update on the situation in each of its hospitals.
Current available information on Hospital Disruptions:
Midlands Regional Hospital Portlaoise: Emergency services continue. Our emergency department is very busy and reporting significant delays for patients requiring non urgent care. Outpatient radiology appointments are cancelled.
Some elective inpatient procedures have been cancelled. Patients are being contacted by the hospital. We ask that patients who are attending our hospital bring with them their most recent hospital letter. Patients attending for antenatal or maternity should also bring their combined antenatal card or patient number.
We regret any inconvenience and appointments will be rescheduled asap. You can contact the hospital at 057 8696771 or 057 8696340 if you have any query (9am- 5pm Monday – Friday)
Midland Regional Hospital Tullamore: Routine OPD radiology (plain X-rays, ultrasound, MRI, CT) are cancelled. Vascular outpatients (Doppler tests) are cancelled. Cardiac Investigations (stress/echo tests) are cancelled. Elective inpatient & daycase procedures are continuing.
If you are attending for an appointment, bring your most recent hospital letter. Our emergency department is very busy and reporting significant delays for patients requiring non urgent care. You can contact the Hospital at 057 9359527 (9am-5pm Monday-Friday)
Naas General Hospital: All routine outpatient radiology and phlebotomy (blood tests) appointments are cancelled until further notice. The Hospital cannot make contact with these patients directly. If you have an appointment, please do not attend. We regret any inconvenience and appointments will be rescheduled asap.
Our emergency department is very busy and reporting delays for patients requiring non urgent care. For any queries please phone 045 849910 between 8.30am – 5pm.
Coombe Women & Infants University Hospital: Outpatient appointments and services are going ahead as scheduled but there may be some delays. Bring your most recent appointment letter or appointment card with you.
If you have an appointment on Wednesday 19 May, Thursday (20) or Friday (21), phone the service the day before you attend to reduce delays: Maternity services – 01 408 5463or 01 408 5464
Gynaecology service – 01 408 5562 or 01 408 5417 or 01 408 5780 Radiology services – 01 408 5577. See the Coombe website for further advice.
St Lukes Radiation Oncology Network: All outpatient appointments continue to be cancelled until further notice at St Luke’s Hospital and the two centers on the Beaumont and St James hospital campuses.
We are continuing to treat emergency radiation patients in the private sector. At present we have some but not all of our radiation machines available for patient treatment. We are prioritising time dependent patients and paediatric patients for treatment in SLRON this week.
Patients will be contacted directly by our staff about their appointments. To reassure patients routine radiation treatments can be temporarily interrupted safely without negatively impacting on their outcome. If you feel unwell or have symptoms, please contact the hospital at 01 406 5000.
Tallaght University Hospital: Please only attend the ED if you require urgent care. Our emergency department is very busy and reporting significant delays for patients requiring non urgent care. All routine Radiology outpatient appointments cancelled. We ask that patients who are attending our hospital to bring with them their most recent hospital letter. We regret any inconvenience and appointments will be rescheduled asap.
St James’s Hospital: The Hospital are advising all patients to attend their scheduled appointments as normal. If necessary, any updates will be posted on their twitter and website; stjames.ie.