Naas General Hospital
All out patient appointments at Naas Hospital tomorrow will proceed as arranged.
The same applies to Portlaoise Hospital and Tullamore Hospital.
The Health Service Executive is asking patients to only attend if it is safe for them to travel. Patients unable to attend are asked to call the contact number on the appointment letter tomorrow to inform the hospital.
For appointments cancelled last Thursday and Friday the hospitals will contact patients to reschedule these.
“As previously advised, the events of last week will have an impact on service provision for the week ahead and hospitals have been reviewing planned elective activity and some curtailments are necessary over the coming days. Hospitals will contact patients directly to reschedule appointments,” a HSE spokeswoman said.
Hospitals continued to care for patients despite the extraordinary weather conditions affecting access to and from the facilities.
The HSE also acknowledge all staff who went above and beyond to continue patient care and the support of the National Ambulance Service, Defence Forces and Civil Defence in assisting with emergency transportation of patients and staff.
Hospitals have been busy and will continue to be in the coming days, particularly emergency departments. “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,” the spokeswoman added.