The Saolta Group wishes to advise the public that outpatients will run as normal in University Hospital Galway, Merlin Park University Hospital and Portiuncula University Hospital tomorrow, Monday 5th of March.
Urgent electives will go ahead and patients will be contacted directly to make arrangements. Day case surgery will also go ahead. Some curtailment of non- urgent elective procedures will be necessary over the coming days and the hospitals will contact patients directly to reschedule their appointments.
We would ask patients to only attend if it is safe for them to travel. If patients are unable to attend we ask that they call the contact number on their appointment letter tomorrow to inform the hospital.
For appointments cancelled last Thursday and Friday the hospitals will contact patients to reschedule appointments.
The Saolta Group would like to acknowledge staff across the hospitals in the Group who went above and beyond to continue patient care and the support of the National Ambulance Service, the Defence Forces, the Gardai and Civil Defence in assisting with emergency transportation of patients and staff.
Hospitals have been busy and will continue to be in the coming days, particularly the Emergency Departments. We would encourage people to consider all options available to them for their healthcare needs and to protect the ED for those most seriously ill.
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Last updated on: 04 / 03 / 2018