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Latest Update On Midlands Hospital Services Affected By Cyber Attack

It will take several weeks to fully restore the HSE's IT system.

The Transport Minister says the best IT brains both nationally and internationally are working to resolve the HSE’s cyber-attack.

None of the systems are back running yet following last weeks hack and the HSE says it will be several weeks before they all are.

Eamon Ryan has defended the HSE’s security system saying health systems are always vulnerable as they are so large.

But the Minister admits people working from home could have contributed to the problem.

The following update has been provided by the Dublin Mildands Hospital Group, under which Tullamore and Portlaoise Hospitals come.

 

Updates will also be posted on Hospital via Twitter @DMHospitalGroup, @HSELive and individual hospitals who might have their own social media accounts and websites.

Emergency services remain open across the Dublin Midlands Hospital Group but remain extremely busy.

Patients are asked to consider their care options and only attend the ED in an emergency. 

 

Midlands Regional Hospital Portlaoise:

Emergency services continue.  

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.

If you are attending for an appointment, bring your most recent hospital letter.

Patients attending for antenatal or maternity should also bring their combined antenatal card or patient number.

Appointments will be rescheduled as soon as possible.

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.

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).

 

 

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