The UL Hospitals Group is curtailing all outpatient radiology services from tomorrow for an initial period of four weeks.
The decision has been taken in the interests of patient safety amid the COVID-19 outbreak.
From Wednesday, all GP-referred outpatient x-ray appointments have been postponed at University Hospital Limerick.
X-ray services will continue as normal, for now, at Ennis, Nenagh and St John’s Hospitals.
Patients who are currently scheduled for x-ray appointments at UHL will be contacted by telephone and offered an appointment in Croom Hospital.
Non-urgent CT, MRI and ultrasound outpatient imaging is being postponed in UHL, Ennis, Nenagh and St John’s Hospitals.
Outpatient obstetric ultrasound imaging will continue in University Maternity Hospital Limerick for now.
The UL Hospitals Group is reassuring the public that radiology appointments are postponed, not cancelled.
However, it should be noted that amid the current rapidly evolving clinical situation, it may be necessary to suspend all outpatient imaging services at short notice.