The ransomware attack on the HSE IT systems continues to have a considerable impact on hospital services.
From Monday the following service disruptions are expected across many hospitals in the Saolta Group: including at University Hospital Galway, Mayo, Roscommon, Sligo, the Portiuncula, Merlin Park and Letterkenny University Hospitals.
Maternity services and dialysis treatment will go ahead and patients should attend their chemotherapy appointments unless contacted and advised otherwise.
All outpatient clinics, diagnostics including x-ray, CT scans, MRI appointments and cardiac investigations and 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.
Radiotherapy services at University Hospital Galway are cancelled.
Patients can expect significant delays in the Emergency Departments and Roscommon Injury Unit as existing IT systems are not in use and the manual workarounds in place are time-consuming.
The Saolta hospital group asks patients to contact their GP or GP Out Of Hours Service in the first instance, if their health problem is not urgent.
Where possible, patients should bring their existing patient number or board number with them when they come to the hospital.