The rising COVID-19 cases in the community, along with a number of staff absences due to COVID-19, are having a significant impact on services at Galway University Hospitals.
In light of this, from Monday GUH is postponing a number of outpatient appointments in order to redeploy staff to support essential emergency care.
Patients are being contacted directly if their appointment is being postponed.
Ambulatory gynaecology, some endoscopy and other non-theatre day cases are proceeding but remain under review.
Patients should confirm that their case is proceeding on the day before it is scheduled using the contact details provided on their appointment notification.
All routine inpatient surgeries scheduled have also been postponed.
Time sensitive, urgent cases will proceed when it is safe to do them and patients will be contacted if they are to attend.
The situation is being kept under constant review.