South Tipperary General Hospital announce cancellations as red alert comes into force

South Tipperary General Hospital announce cancellations as red alert comes into force

Cancellations announced for South Tipperary General Hospital.

Due to the challenging weather conditions predicted for Tipperary and the surrounding counties over the coming days and in the interest of patient safety, South Tipperary General Hospital will be taking the following actions

 

• All Outpatient Clinics and Elective Surgery will be cancelled on Thursday 1st March and Friday 2nd March 2018.

• Patients whose appointments are cancelled will be rescheduled as soon as possible.

Emergency Services will continue to be provided.

The situation will be reviewed daily

Others measures across the region include – 

Primary Care (including Community Care) services in the South East:

All Therapy appointments for Thursday and Friday in counties Carlow, Kilkenny, South Tipperary, Waterford and Wexford have been cancelled

Community Specialist Palliative Care services, Community Intervention Teams and GP out of hours service (Caredoc) operating as normal

Substance Misuse Clinics have been cancelled for Thursday & Friday. All service users have been informed. Scripts have been sent to pharmacies by registered post and fax if necessary. Information on overdose and safe storage of methadone has been provided. Naloxone has been provided to service users yesterday and today who have not been given it previously.

Social Care (including Elderly care and disability services) services in the South East:

HSE disability day services in counties Carlow, Kilkenny, South Tipperary, Waterford and Wexford are postponed on Thursday and Friday of this week.

HSE day services at community, district and elderly care hospitals in counties Carlow, Kilkenny, South Tipperary, Waterford and Wexford are postponed on Thursday and Friday of this week.

Mental Health services in the South East:

Outpatient clinics in counties Carlow, Kilkenny, South Tipperary, Waterford and Wexford are postponed on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday of this week and will be rescheduled as soon as possible.

Appointments at day hospitals in counties Carlow, Kilkenny, South Tipperary, Waterford and Wexford are postponed on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday of this week but will remain open to non scheduled/emergency presentation.

The Departments of Psychiatry (acute mental health units) at University Hospital Waterford and at St Luke’s Hospital in Kilkenny are operating as normal.

We would like to remind the public that in the Carlow, Kilkenny, South Tipperary, Waterford and Wexford areas, individuals can access health service, as follows:

• through their GP and/or CAREDOC, the GP Out of Hours services – tel. (1850) 334 999;

• via the Emergency Department 24 hours a day at University Hospital Waterford, Wexford General Hospital, St. Luke’s General Hospital in Kilkenny and South Tipperary General Hospital in Clonmel.