Latest information from the HSE on services affected at Letterkenny General by Friday’s floods

HSE Monday Morning Update – 
In its latest statement following Friday’s flooding at Letterkenny General Hospital, the  HSE  says it is expected that the extensive clean-up operation and contingency arrangements will continue for the coming weeks.
A Contingency Management Team is in place and is managing the situation. Regular updates will be issued on an ongoing basis. The following contingency arrangements are now in place:

Emergency admissions where necessary continue to be diverted to Sligo and Altnagelvin Hospitals and necessary Ambulance support is in place to support this requirement

Elective Inpatient / Day Case surgery and Endoscopy planned for this week will be rescheduled at the earliest opportunity and patients will be contacted directly by the hospital

Orthopaedic fracture clinics are being relocated to Donegal Community Hospital.

Monday’s Surgical and Medical Out-Patient clinics are being relocated to the NowDoc Centre in Oldtown, Letterkenny.

Paediatric and Gynae out-patientclinics will be going ahead as normal in Letterkenny Hospital.

All patients concerned are being contacted individually as to
the change in arrangements.

GPs are being contacted individually regarding these contingency arrangements.

A separate Helpline for Radiology has been opened this morning on 074  91 23571.

Patients scheduled to attend the Radiology Department will also be rescheduled.  This includes patients due for X-Ray appointments and CT, MRI, Ultrasound, and Dexa Scans.

Management are asking that patients wait for the hospital to contact them unless they have an urgent query.

The hospital will keep patients and the public updated, both directly and through the media, and will continue to make every effort to resume services at the earliest date

The hospital remains closed to ALL visiting.

The statement concludes that all patients currently in the hospital are being cared for in a safe manner, and patient welfare remains the top priority.