COPD Support Ireland were recently made aware of a Field Safety Notice issued by the manufacturer Philips relating to a number of ventilation devices used for sleep and respiratory care. These devices are used both in hospitals and in community care settings.
Patients who are currently using one of the affected devices may shortly receive communications from the company that supplied their device and it is important that patients pay particular attention to instructions given.
Based on the current information supplied by Philips, the HSE recommends that all patients and device users continue to use their device as prescribed until a replacement device is supplied or the device repaired.
Further information relating to this Field Safety Notice can be found on the following links:
Statement on Field Safety Notices issued by Philips Respironics on Sleep and Respiratory Care Devices – HSE.ie
And the HPRA website for those who wish to gain further details on the actual notice
Philips Sleep and Respiratory Care Devices (hpra.ie)
Patients can obtain further information or support from Philips at 1800 851 241 or https://www.philips.ie/healthcare/e/sleep/communications/src-update.