The Saolta Hospital group is claiming that Initial progress has been made to restore some hospital services at Sligo University Hospital following the ransomware attack on the HSE IT systems.
Gráinne McCann, Hospital Manager at Sligo University Hospital has confirmed that ‘Work is ongoing to get essential systems such as radiology, and patient information back functioning fully’.
“Even though all systems back have not yet been fully restored, Sligo University Hospital is in a position to resume a limited number of services on a phased basis.
It’s also expected that next week the hospital will be in a position to proceed with planned surgery and patients are being contacted directly.
The statement published by the Saolta group also indicates that a number of outpatient clinics will be operational next week and again patients are being contacted directly if their appointments are going ahead.
Despite the ransomware attack maternity services, dialysis appointments, physiotherapy appointments, and chemotherapy treatments have been operational, the hospital is advising patients to continue to come to their appointments for these services.
Patients attending the Emergency Department at Sligo University Hospital are still facing extremely long delays due to essential services like blood tests and diagnostic services taking much longer than usual.
Hospital management has indicated that canceled appointments will be rescheduled as soon as possible.
Ongoing updates on service disruptions will be provided on hse.ie and on saolta.ie.