LUH impacted by HSE IT system shutdown

Highland Radio, Donegal, Letterkenny, Hospital, Trolleys

Some services at Letterkenny University Hospital are being impacted by the shutdown of the HSE's IT system following an overnight cyberattack.

As of now, most outpatient appointments are going ahead, and unless people have been advised otherwise, they should attend.

However, scheduled scans and x-rays are not going ahead, and non-emergency elective surgery has being cancelled.

The hospital has confirmed that as well as x-rays, all CT, MRI and Ultra Sound scans have been cancelled today.

The Emergency Department is open, and Mr Murphy is warning that because they have had to change to a paper based information system, there will be delays, and people should only attend in the case of serious emergencies.

He spoke on the Nine til Noon Show at 10.30 this morning.........



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