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Statement from Cork University Hospital – 20.03.2020

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Cancer Services Friday 20th March

All chemotherapy and radiotherapy appointments are proceeding as planned unless you have been contacted directly by the hospital to advise otherwise.

Paediatric Update – Friday 20th March

The majority of our face to face outpatients have been stopped for now and are being replaced by telephone clinics, where specialist teams will contact you by telephone to discuss your child’s condition. It is important for parents to know that urgent reviews are still taking place. We will see your child in the safest possible manner, keeping them separated from other children and parents. We are arranging urgent assessment for cases where it is not safe to delay. Please attend for these urgent reviews if offered.

Children can become unwell quickly and thankfully, with early assessment, and  treatment, will also get better quickly. Please do not delay seeking a medical review for your child. Contact your GP and if they feel it is appropriate for you to attend our paediatric service please do so.

Outpatient update Friday 20th March

Many of our scheduled outpatient appointments have been cancelled or replaced by telephone clinics. If you are to attend an outpatient appointment in CUH you will be contacted directly by the hospital, otherwise your appointment has been cancelled and will be rescheduled for another date/time.

Please note the following services will not be impacted and unless you have been contacted you should attend your appointment as planned.

  • Dialysis
  • Dressing clinic
  • Warfarin clinic
  • Endoscopy
  • Cystic Fibrosis
  • Infusions
  • Radiology
  • Hepatology
  • Gastroenterology
  • EEG/EMG
  • Cardiology Diagnostics

Surgeries will proceed as normal unless patients are contacted by the hospital and advised otherwise.

We apologise for any inconvenience caused and wish to thank you for your continued patience and support.

Visiting restrictions remain throughout the hospital and Cork University Hospital wishes to thank the public for their patience and support at this time. The hospital will continue to keep the public updated.

If you have a query in relation to COVID- 19 please contact the national helpline on 1850-24-1850. Also the most up-to-date information will continue to be available at www.HSE.ie/coronavirus