Most Community Health Service appointments will continue this week

All COVID-19 testing sites are open as usual this week.

Vaccination clinics are continuing as scheduled and we would be grateful if you attend at your appointed time bringing photo Identification, your PPSN and wear a face covering.

All Community Health Service appointments will continue as scheduled, unless people are contacted directly.

For anyone who has a service query please contact your service directly via telephone.

Audiology/ Hearing Service appointments for children are cancelled for this week.

For Adult Audiology appointments in Donegal, people are being asked to ring 0749189562 to check if their appointment is proceeding.

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Cyber attack services update CHO Area 1 (Cavan, Donegal, Leitrim, Monaghan and Sligo)

The HSE and the wider health system has been targeted by a criminal ransomware attack. IT systems across the health service have been temporarily shut down for security reasons, and the HSE is working with the National Cyber Security Centre, and with national and international experts including McAfee, to rectify this issue.

Our priority is keeping our patients safe and maintaining essential care and support services. The shutdown of our systems is having an impact on some health services and this disruption is very likely to go well into this week.

In the CHO Area 1( Cavan, Donegal, Leitrim, Monaghan and Sligo) all of our COVID-19 testing sites are open as usual this week.  

If you have symptoms of Covid 19 please phone your GP/GP Out of Hours service who may advise you to go to the nearest Testing Centre. Those who have a GP referral or have been contacted by Contact Tracing and advised to go to a Covid 19 Test Centre  can attend  without  an appointment. You can also attend the Testing  Centre  as a Walk In without an appointment if you live  in the same area as the Walk In Test  Centre  and have not tested positive in the last 6 months. Please be advised that you may have to wait  if the Testing Centre is busy on arrival. Please check opening and closing times of your nearest Testing Centre on www.hse.ie 

Please note Sligo Testing site is open at Finisklin  Monday to Friday 10am to 5pm.

Leitrim  Testing  site is open at Carrick on Shannon Primary Care Centre Monday to Friday  2pm to 4pm.

Vaccination clinics are continuing as  scheduled and we would be grateful if you attend at your appointed time bringing photo Identification, your PPSN and wear a face covering.
All CHO 1 Community Health Service appointments  will continue as scheduled unless you are contacted directly. 
For anyone who has a service query please contact your service directly via telephone.
Donegal, Sligo and Leitrim Audiology/ Hearing Service appointments for children are cancelled for this week, May 17th to 21st May
For Adult Audiology appointments: please ring Donegal  0749189562 or
Sligo 0719162647 to check if your appointment is proceeding. 
HSE CHO1 would like to advise the public to continue to follow all the advice and guidance on HSE.ie
Your local media will also be contacted with any public notices and updates are also available on our Twitter handle @HSECommHealth1
Thank you for your patience and understanding.