Letterkenny University Hospital warns of bogus phone calls

Letterkenny University Hospital has issued a warning this afternoon about bogus phone calls seeking money for tests..

The hospital says it has been made aware that a number of people have received the calls requesting advance payment for tests at the hospital.

But the hospital is warning that this is a scam.

It says these phone calls are not originating from the hospital, adding that the hospital never asks for credit card details over the phone or for payment in advance.

The hospital says if staff from the hospital contact a patient about an appointment, they always identify who they are, what Department they are calling from and carry out a three-point verification check to make sure that they are speaking to the correct patient.