Tullamore Hospital group issues urgent statement on services

All elective surgeries have been cancelled

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Tullamore Hospital group issues urgent statement on services

Midlands Regional Hospital, Tullamore

The Dublin Midlands Hospital Group, which includes Tullamore Hospital, has issued another statement about the postponement of some of their services.

The Dublin Midlands Hospital Group incorporates the Midland Regional Hospitals at Tullamore, Portlaoise & Naas, Tallaght Hospital, St James’s Hospital, St. Luke's Radiation Oncology Network and the Coombe Women & Infants University Hospital.

They have issued a reminder to tell patients that their hospitals have cancelled electives and outpatient appointments for today, March 1 and tomorrow, Friday, March 2. 

Hospitals will be in touch with patients to reschedule the appointments as soon as possible.

Emergency services and all essential planned services for cancer, renal and antenatal care are continuing and staff have been presenting to work to care for patients despite the extraordinary conditions.

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The Hospital Group acknowledge the support of the Defence Forces and Civil Defence in assisting with emergency transportation of patients and staff when requested.

"We would encourage people to consider all options available to them for their healthcare needs and to protect the ED for those most seriously ill as delays can still be expected."

"Thanks to all the hospital staff who are staying overnight and to everyone making exceptional effort to get to work today to ensure the continuity of patient care."

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