October 28, 2020
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Significant disruption at St Luke’s, but trolley numbers down

By COLIN BARTLEY

ST LUKE’S General Hospital is experiencing significant disruptions today as a result of the 24-hour strike by 150 health service support staff.


People have been urged to stay away from out local hospital as a result of the strike, which began at 8am this morning.

 

The Health Service Executive (HSE) has warned there will be significant disruptions to services today. These include the deferral of some elective inpatient procedures, significant cancellation of scope procedures, scaled back outpatient services, reduced catering services for patients and staff as well as curtailments of operating theatre activity and laboratory services for GPs.

 

Patients are still expected to attend St Luke’s for appointments unless they have been contacted by the hospital and specifically told not to turn up.

 

The strike is affecting services at all of the country’s hospitals. As a result of limited catering services, patients who do have to attend hospitals are being urged to bring their own food with them due to limited catering services. 

 

Patients with special dietary needs in St Luke’s will not be affected after contingency plans were agreed by the HSE and the Service, Industrial Professional and Technical Union (SIPTU).


The serving of food to the patients will fall to other staff in the hospital, such as nurses and managers.


Despite the industrial action at St Luke’s, the number of patients waiting on trolleys has dropped significantly today.

 

Currently, only two patients are on trolleys waiting to be seen, down from 12 yesterday and five on Monday.

More details to follow.

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