UPDATE: Services at Limerick's hospitals continue to be adversely impacted by the cyber attack

UPDATE: Services at Limerick's hospitals continue to be adversely impacted by the cyber attack

SERVICES across UL Hospitals Group continue to be adversely impacted by the cyber attack on HSE IT systems. This extends to widespread cancellations in scheduled care across their six sites.

The  following service disruptions continue across the following hospitals:

University Hospital Limerick
University Maternity Hospital Limerick
Ennis Hospital
Nenagh Hospital
St John’s Hospital
Croom Orthopaedic Hospital

 
CANCELLATIONS

All outpatient clinics are cancelled. This includes paediatric outpatient appointments.
All elective inpatient and day case procedures are cancelled. This is with the exception of time-critical cases and these patients will be called directly in advance.
All diagnostics including x-ray, CT scans, MRI appointments and cardiac investigations are cancelled.
Endoscopy services are cancelled.


GOING AHEAD

Maternity services including ante-natal clinic
Dialysis treatment
Cancer day ward (chemotherapy and radiotherapy)
Acute Fracture Unit (UHL)
Vaccination centres at the Radisson Blu Hotel (Limerick), West County Hotel (Ennis) and Abbey Court Hotel (Nenagh)

UNSCHEDULED CARE/EMERGENCY DEPARTMENT


The Emergency Department (ED) at UHL continues to operate 24-7 but is very busy.  Members of the public are reminded to consider all care options (GP, GP out-of-hours, pharmacy, Injury Unit) and only attend the ED in an emergency. 


Patients attending our Emergency Department or Injury Units are advised to bring any information with them that will assist our staff while our IT systems are down. This could be any document or record which includes the patients Medical Record Number (MRN) or Patient Chart Number (PCN). This information is usually on a sticker on hospital documentation, or on medications or prescriptions, or any hospital discharge information from a previous time spent in hospital.

Non urgent patients may experience significant delays.  Injury Units are operating in Ennis Hospital and Nenagh Hospital and are open from 8am to 8pm and St John’s Hospital from 8am to 7pm.   The Maternity Emergency Unit is available 24-7 and the Early Pregnancy Assessment Unit continues to operate an appointment only service.


Patients are advised to pay attention to updates as it is expected that services are likely to be further disrupted early next week.  


Updates on service disruptions will be posted to the HSE Service Disruption Website (here) and on the following twitter accounts @ulhospitals and @hselive and the HSE are encouraging patients to check on these sites for the most up to date information.

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