Children’s Hospital Group says emergency departments are open

A number of hospitals have cancelled outpatient clinics and elective and routine procedures due to the severe weather.

Our Lady’s Children’s Hospital, Crumlin, Temple Street Children’s University Hospital and the National Children’s Hospital at Tallaght Hospital have released a statement.

They say due to the red weather alert issued by Met Éireann "we wish to advise our patients and their families that some outpatient clinics, elective and routine procedures scheduled for today in the three children’s hospitals have been cancelled."

They're asking people to check hospital websites for specific updates.

However those who do present to the three hospitals will be seen.

Our Lady’s Children’s Hospital in Dublin | Image: Leah Farrell/RollingNews.ie

The three children’s hospitals are operating and their emergency departments are open.

It says all appointments cancelled will be re-scheduled.

Meanwhile Tallaght Hospital says its Adult and Paediatric outpatient clinics, elective and routine procedures and bloods scheduled for Thursday and Friday have been cancelled.

In a statement it says: "Please note that if patients present to the hospital for their scheduled appointment today they will be seen.

"All appointments cancelled during this period will be rescheduled as a priority and patients will be advised of their new appointment as soon as possible."