Chemotherapy patients at UHG asked to contact hospital about appointments

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Patients who are due to attend for chemotherapy treatment at UHG this week are being urged to make contact with the hospital.

The Saolta Group is urging anyone who has a chemotherapy appointment at the Haematology / Oncology Day Ward to call the hospital at 091 544890 or 087 9200753 between 9am and 5pm for advice on their appointment.

This does not apply to patients who have already received a phone call from theHaematology / Oncology Day Ward.

This is the latest potential service disruption to hospital services in Galway arising from the cyber attack on the HSE last Friday.

Over the weekend it was notified that from Monday, all diagnostics including x-ray, CT scans, MRI appointments and cardiac investigations are cancelled in Galway’s public hospitals, along with endoscopy services, and Radiotherapy services at UHG.

At the time, chemotherapy patients were urged to attend as usual this week unless they had received a call from the hospital.

It’s expected that the disruption to hospital services will continue for some time after what has been called the most significant cycbercrime attack in the history of the state.

A ransom demand was made by the criminals responsible for the attack, but has been rejected by the government.

Updates on that status of hospital services will be available on saolta.ie and hse.ie as well as Twitter @saoltagroup and @HSELive.