Outpatient appointments at Tallaght University Hospital (TUH) are being cancelled due to a power failure.
In the early hours of the morning power to a section of the Hospital failed, the failure has effected a transformer which means the Hospital is running on generator power in certain areas of the building including include Radiology, outpatients, theatre and ICU.
In a statement, TUH said:
“The Hospital is cancelling all scheduled outpatient appointments, day procedures both for adults and children today. Please note this also includes radiology / x-ray appointments and phlebotomy / blood tests.
“Dialysis, Oncology and Haematology appointments are not impacted by this power outage please attend as scheduled.
“Appointments scheduled for today that are being cancelled will be rescheduled as quickly as possible. The Hospital will contact patients directly.
“As our Emergency Department is one of the areas impacted we would like to remind people that patients are prioritised according to clinical need and would ask the public to attend their GP in the first instance where appropriate.
“The CHI Children’s Urgent Care Centre is not impacted by this power failure.”