A major clean up operation is continuing at Letterkenny General Hospital, following the flooding of several sections of the hospital on Friday evening.
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.
A spokesperson for the HSE said this morning (Monday, July 29): “Patient safety and welfare is our paramount concern.
“The hospital remains closed to all visiting.
“We would like to reassure the general public that all patients currently in the hospital are being cared for in a safe manner.”
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.
Today’s Surgical and Medical Out-Patient clinics are being relocated to the NowDoc Centre in Oldtown, Letterkenny.
Paediatric and Gynae out-patient clinics 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 is open today on 074 - 9123571.
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.
We would ask that patients wait for us 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 possible.