The ransomware attack on the HSE IT systems continues to have a considerable impact on hospital services. Here are the service disruptions at Portiuncula University Hospital:
· 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; a small number of procedures may go ahead and in this event patients will be contacted directly.
Patients can expect significant delays in the Emergency Department as existing IT systems are not in use and the manual workarounds in place are time-consuming.
Where possible patients should bring their existing patient number or 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.
We ask patients to contact their GP or GP Out Of Hours Service in the first instance if their health problem is not urgent.
Maternity services will go ahead.
Patients should attend their chemotherapy appointments unless contacted and advised otherwise.
We would like to thank our patients for their understanding at this difficult time.