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UPDATE: Here's The Latest On Midlands Hospital Services Affected By The Cyber Attack

The Acting General Manager of Tullamore Regional Hospital has issued a warning ahead of the weekend.

Tullamore Regional Hospital is warning its services are still affected by the cyber attack.

The Emergency Department is extremely busy and people are asked to consider alternative treatment options, such as your pharmacist or out of hours GP service.

Here's Acting General Manager of Tullamore Regional Hospital, Sinéad Geraghty with the latest update:

In Portlaoise Regional Hospital,

Outpatient radiology appointments remain cancelled, as well as some elective inpatient procedures.

While in Mullingar Regional Hospital,

Outpatient radiology appointments have been cancelled, as have ultrasounds in Athlone, and all scheduled care appointments in Longford.

 

See a full list of the latest updates for the midlands below:

 

Midland Regional Hospital Tullamore:

Cancelled

The following services are cancelled:

  • Routine outpatient radiology - includes x-rays, ultrasound, MRI, CT.
  • Vascular outpatient appointments - includes Doppler tests.
  • Outpatient cardiac investigations - includes Holter, ECHO and blood pressure monitoring.
  • All routine outpatient bloods/phlebotomy.

Going ahead

The following services are going ahead as planned:

  • Inpatient and day case procedures.
  • Emergency services - expect delays for patients who need non-urgent care.
  • Nuclear medicine
  • Dexa appointments
  • Outpatient stress tests
  • Pacemaker clinics.

What to bring to your appointment

If possible, bring:

  • your most recent hospital letter
  • a copy of your current medications

Contact the hospital

Phone 057 935 9527 from 9am to 5pm, Monday to Friday.

 

 

Midlands Hospital Portlaoise:

Cancelled

Outpatient radiology appointments are cancelled.

Some elective inpatient procedures have been cancelled. These 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.

Emergency services are operating as normal but the emergency department (ED) is very busy. There are delays for patients who need non-urgent care.

Contact the hospital

If you have a question, you can phone Midlands Hospital Portlaoise on 057 869 6771 or 057 869 6340.

 

 

Regional Hospital Mullingar:

Cancelled

The following radiology services are cancelled:

  • Outpatient scheduled care appointments in Mullingar.
  • All scheduled care appointments in Longford.
  • Ultrasounds in Athlone.

Going ahead

The following services are going ahead:

  • Outpatient appointments.
  • Elective surgeries - including endoscopy.
  • Urgent, emergency and inpatient radiology services in Mullingar.
  • DEXA scans in Mullingar.
  • Plain x-rays in Athlone.
  • Plain x-rays for GP treatment centres/MiDOC in Longford.
  • Emergency department - expect delays for patients who need non-urgent care.

We will contact you if your appointment changes.

Laboratory services

GPs should not send samples of any kind unless essential and an immediate decision is needed.

Any essential and urgent samples should be limited to a full blood count, basic biochemistry and INR.

 

 

St Luke’s General Hospital Carlow/Kilkenny:

Cancelled

The following services have been cancelled:

  • Oncology clinic.
  • Some specialist diagnostic services.

X-ray and cardiac diagnostic services are disrupted.

Going ahead

The following services are going ahead:

  • Emergency Department - expect delays.
  • Urgent day case procedures are taking place but emergency cases are being prioritised.
  • Day case oncology treatment in UPMC Auteven. If you have a query about your appointment, contact the clinic secretary with the details on your appointment letter.
  • Routine physiotherapy appointments.
  • Antenatal clinics and classes.
  • Inpatient services remain mostly unaffected. There are delays to blood test and x-ray results while manual systems are in place.

Routine laboratory services for GPs are delayed. Urgent GP tests will be prioritised.

There are delays to routine outpatient appointments.

What to bring to your appointment

Bring your most recent appointment letter or any previous documentation received from the hospital, including your hospital identification number (L number).

 

 

Portiuncula University Hospital:

Going Ahead

The following services are going ahead:

  • Emergency Department - expect delays.
  • Chemotherapy appointments - unless you are contacted and told otherwise.
  • Maternity services.

Cancelled

The following services are cancelled:

  • All outpatient clinics.
  • All diagnostics including x-ray, CT scans, MRI appointments and cardiac investigations.
  • Endoscopy services.
  • All elective inpatient and day case procedures. A small number of procedures may go ahead and in this event, patients will be contacted directly.

What to bring to your appointment

Where possible, bring your existing patient number or board number with you.

You will find this on your appointment letters, test results, or blood test results.

 

 

Community health service updates:

All community health services in Laois, Offaly and Westmeath, such as disability, mental health, primary care and older people’s services, are operating as normal.

Go to any appointments you have at health centres, mental health clinics and disability services.

The HSE will contact you if there is any change.

 

 

 

The HSE says any further updates will be posted on hse.ie and its Twitter page.

 

 

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