July 12, 2024

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.”




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