Following the upgrade of the weather warning last night by Met Eireann to Status Red for the entire country today (Thursday March 1st), Mayo University Hospital (MUH) is now cancelling routine electives and outpatient appointments today and tomorrow (Friday 2nd).
We will continue to do everything possible to maintain all essential services to patients receiving planned cancer and renal services but would ask patients to contact the hospital directly at 094 90 21733 and ask for duty manager Pager 607 if they have any concerns. All appointments cancelled during the period will be rescheduled and patients will be advised of their new appointment by the hospital.
Patients should be advised that if they do attend the hospital today for a clinic appointment they will be seen.
The hospital’s Emergency Department remains open 24/7 but continue to be busy and we expect difficulties around discharge planning as a consequence of the adverse conditions. We would ask that patients who are being discharged today are collected from the hospital as early as possible to avoid travelling during the worsening conditions forecast for this afternoon.
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 as delays can be expected.
MUH is working closely with colleagues in the Community Health Organisations and with the National Ambulance Service.
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Last updated on: 01 / 03 / 2018