Further disruption to services at South Tipperary General Hospital following cyber attack on HSE IT system

Further disruption  to services at South Tipperary General Hospital  following cyber attack on HSE IT system

 

The ongoing cyber-attack on the HSE’s IT system has resulted in considerable delays and disruption to services at South Tipperary General Hospital in the  Emergency Department and on the hospitals ability to deliver normal outpatient services.  

 

A HSE statement said "This challenging situation is ongoing," and from this morning Monday 17 May services have been further affected.

 

As a result management at the hospital have advised the public  that the following services are cancelled for the coming week - 

 

All routine xrays , MRI, Phlebotomy ,and Pre-Operative Assessments
All elective surgery and endoscopy treatments
and

 

All outpatients clinic appointments with the exception of:
Antenatal Clinics 
Physiotherapy outpatient 
Cardiac Diagnostic
Expectant mothers with previously scheduled appointments should attend as normal. 

 

Management at South Tipperary General Hospital reminded  the public that the Emergency Department is for emergency services only.

 

"Hospital management apologises for the inconvenience but wish to reassure the public that patients at TUH are receiving appropriate care. Further status updates will be issued in due course," concluded the statement.

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