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HSE: There Will Be "Significant Interruption" To Services Again Next Week.

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Cyber attack continues to impact the executive's IT network.

The HSE's warning people to expect 'significant interruption' to health services again next week.

It says the situation has improved a little, with some IT systems working again after the ransomware attack.

Up to 30,000 appointments have been cancelled in seven hospitals in the west and north-west over the past three weeks.

In Kildare, all routine outpatient radiology at Naas General Hospital are cancelled.

The HSE is publishing rolling service up-dates here

Emergency services are operating as normal but the emergency department is very busy. There are delays for patients who need non-urgent care.

The HSE adds "If you have a question, phone 045 849 910. Lines are open Monday to Friday, 8.30am to 5pm."

Most community health services such as disability, mental health, primary care and older people’s services are operating as normal. Go to any appointments you have at health centres, mental health clinics and disability services unless they are listed as cancelled.

The HSE says "We will contact you if there is any change."

All audiology services remain cancelled.

Adult safeguarding continues on 087 771 0213.

Dental clinics are going ahead, but it may not be possible to provide all planned treatment as staff do not have access to dental records.

Tony Canavan is the chief executive of the Saolta Group, which manages them - he says the disruption will continue.

Tony Canavan says the end is not in sight yet.

Some primary care centres are having problems with phone lines.

If you need to phone a centre in your area, ring the mobile number:

    Kilnamanagh Tymon Primary Care Centre - 087 414 7598
    Russell Centre Tallaght - 087 935 3161
    Vista and Blessington Primary Care Centres - 087 956 1356
    Athy and Baltinglass Primary Care Centres - 087 612 0099
    Newbridge and Kildare Town Primary Care Centres - 086 145 5448
    Cellbridge Primary Care Centre - 087 671 1069
    Kilcock Primary Care Centre - 086 781 0493
    St. Mary’s Naas - 087 346 4183

Some mental health services are having problems with phone lines

If you need to phone a centre in your area, ring the mobile number:

Mid-East Kildare St.Mary's mental health service Naas - 086 0747 153

Mid-West Kildare mental Health Service, Kildare town primary care centre - 086 0461 808

While the HSE has warned there is still a risk patient data will be published on the dark web

96 per cent of the almost 5,000 servers used by the HSE have been screened and protected.

Approximately half of all staff devices such as laptops and phones have been also been screened.

HSE chief executive Paul Reid says they're continuing to monitor the dark web for signs of patient data.


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