HSE cyberattack seriously impacting on services at Kilkenny hospital
The cyberattack on the Health Service Executive (HSE) has seriously impacted on services at St Luke’s General Hospital in Kilkenny.
In a statement today, the HSE confirmed the following services have been cancelled due to the ransomware attack on our health services.
- Outpatient clinics except for antenatal clinics;
- Routine physiotherapy, x-ray and cardiac diagnostic appointments;
- Radiology services.
The following services are still available:
- Antenatal clinics;
- Inpatient and emergency services – expect delays for test results;
- Specialist paediatric, oncology and hepatology outpatient services;
- Urgent daycase procedures;
- Chemotherapy and dialysis services are continuing as normal;
- Most community health services such as disability, mental health, primary care and older people’s services are operating as normal.
- Sexual Assault Treatment Unit (SATU) for Kilkenny and the South East based in University Hospital Waterford remains open on a 24/7 basis.
A HSE spokesperson for the HSE confirmed the emergency department at St Luke’s Hospital is operating as normal.
They added: “Emergency departments are still open and are here to help in all medical emergencies. In particular, if you or someone else is showing signs of a stroke or heart attack, do not be afraid to go to your local Emergency Department.”